Contact Us
Make My Homepage

The Wanted Considered Axing Nathan Sykes From Group

The Wanted
Tim P. Whitby, Getty Images

What the what?! We thought the Wanted were as close as brothers, and now we hear that they considered getting rid of Nathan Sykes from the group?! Before you start getting nervous that there’s inner turmoil — that is definitely not the case.

Once it was confirmed that Sykes would miss part of the band’s tour due to throat surgery, the rest of the band felt pressured to make a HUGE decision if Nathan never fully recovered from his operation. Were they going to continue as a foursome, add a new member, or keep Sykes as a keyboard player if he couldn’t sing? Luckily, they never had to make that difficult decision.

Tom Parker told The Mirror (via 4music), “There was some talk at the label about ‘What do we do?’ if he can’t come back. ” He continued, “Do we get rid of him or do we get someone new, but we said ‘Listen, if he can’t sing, then he’s an amazing pianist so get him in the band, just pay him a little bit less.” Aww, they are lookin’ out for their bandmate / buddy!

Even though Sykes made a full recovery from his surgery, it was not without its hardships. He said before he went under the anesthesia for his operation, he had a brief panic attack. He told the doctor, “‘My career is in your hands!” No joke!

We’re glad Sykes is back with the boys in time to collaborate with none other than Justin Bieber. We can’t wait to hear the fruits of their labor!

Next: Vote for The Wanted in the Ultimate PopCrush Music Festival

Best of Mix 97-3

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Mix VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Mix VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.