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Thursday 28 August 2014

The Wanted's Sykes back after op

Nathan Sykes from The Wanted on stage during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London.
The Wanted appeared as a five-some for the first time in several months
Tom Parker from The Wanted on stage during Capital FM's Summertime Ball

The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes has made his first appearance on stage after recovering from throat surgery to save his voice.

The star joined his bandmates at London's Wembley Stadium to open the Capital FM Summertime Ball.

The 20-year-old went under the surgeon's knife in Los Angeles in April.

Speaking after coming off stage, Nathan joked that he would miss watching daytime television and playing computer games.

"I'm going to miss my days of Jeremy Kyle, This Morning and the Playstation, but it is great to be back," he said.

Bandmate Max George added: "It feels pretty awesome. We've missed him. We've been slogging it out for over two months now as a four. We have to do a lot less now he's back because he's quite heavy with the vocals which is cool for the rest of us."

Nathan is understood to have suffered a haemorrhaging vocal cord, a condition which almost wrecked the voice of global star Adele at the tail end of 2011, but her surgery in the US proved a success.

Although his performance went without a hitch, he appeared not to be fully up to date with The Wanted's schedule. When Max mentioned that their next tour was coming up soon, he asked: "Is it?"

Nathan still has to finish his vocals for the band's next album, and Max claimed "he's got a rough ride".

When asked if he had been thinking about his future schedule, Nathan replied: "A tiny bit. Obviously I've just spent time getting back to where I was before. But yes, I should probably work hard and get up to date."

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