Our friends at Just Jared Jr. report that The Wanted's Nathan Sykes is taking time off from touring with the band in order to undergo throat surgery tomorrow in LA — which just so happens to be his 20th birthday.

The singer will need to rest for at least a month before he'll be ready to start performing again. And get this: He's not even supposed to talk while he's recovering!

"Our lil Nath has to go in for an op on his throat on his birthday to make him better so join us in wishing him well," the group wrote on their Facebook page. "We love ya! #GetWellNath."

Nathan took to Twitter yesterday to share his fears about the emergency surgery with fans.

While it's not clear yet whether this means that Nathan will have to sit out on recording sessions for the Wanted's new album, we really hope he gets better soon.

Leave your well wishes for him in the comments!

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