The Wanted's Nathan To Have Vocal Chord Operation
Heartthrob is worried his career may be over if the op isn't successful...
The Wanted's Nathan Sykes will have an operation on his vocal chords tomorrow (April 18) after developing a haemorrhaging nodule which could end his singing career.
According to The Sun, the 19-year old's future in the band is riding on the op being a success, especially as they are meant to be working on their next album and planning a world tour.
A source told the tabloid: "It’s not good at all. Nathan has battled with throat issues for a while but this is far more serious.
“After the once-over by the specialist, he was instructed to have almost immediate surgery. Naturally Nathan is really worried as if it doesn’t work, his career is over.
“The rest of the band are not only concerned about him but also about the group. It will be tricky to continue without him as vocals will have to be changed. All their worldwide commitments are having to be put on hold."
A statement from the group's management confirmed the news, explaining: "We can confirm that The Wanted's Nathan Sykes will under go specialist throat surgery on Thursday 18th April in Los Angeles and as such will be taking unforeseen hiatus form The Wanted.
"The priority for Nathan, his label and management is that he is given time to recover and receive the best treatment possible.
"The remaining four members of The Wanted will continue fulfilling the bands promotional commitments across the world."
It is thought that Sykes - who recently split from girlfriend Dionne Bromfield - flew from the Bahamas to LA for the op, which is due to take place on his 20th birthday.