Sykes went under the knife last month (Apr13) and now his pals face a nervous wait before he returns to the stage and the studio.
Max George explains, "He’s Ok. His voice hasn’t come back properly yet, but they said that could take months and I spoke to him the other day by email and he said the operation was successful, but it could take a long time. We all have our fingers crossed for him."
And George tells U.S. DJ Ryan Seacrest that he and his bandmates are really beginning to miss Sykes' voice as they continue to perform without him: "That’s a little bit weird because he has a huge voice and he’s such a presence."
But there is one plus to not having Sykes on the road with them. George jokes, "It’s so much more relaxed and we are on time for everything... it’s really weird."