The Wanted singer Max George has blamed his band’s split on One Direction! He said that his band could never have competed with the popular boy band and so they had to go their separate ways.
In a new interview with The Sun, he said, “One Direction are a phenomenon that no one else can compete with. They’ve taken over the market. We have our own fans, who we love, but we couldn’t stop things from happening.”
He went on to say, “It shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone. As upsetting as it might be to some of the other guys, I have to live my life. Nathan and I haven’t broken any promises either because we’re both going to be on the tour.”
On their official website, the band announced a temporary split in January. They said in their statement, “This tour will be their last tour for a while as Tom, Max, Jay, Siva and Nathan have collectively decided to take time to pursue personal endeavors following the tour’s conclusion. The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects in the future. They thank their fans for their continued love and support and look forward to seeing them on tour.”