The Wanted star Max George has opened up about the band's temporary split insisting that this is not "the END."

The 25-year-old Glad You Came singer is eager to fulfill solo projects once The Wanted take a break after their upcoming tour.

Taking to his Twitter site, Max wrote: ''Hey guys, so I know the news today was a big thing, but let me tell you this is not the END.

''It's the right time for myself and the other boys to have some time to try and achieve other things in our lives and careers

''And I hope I see you all with me in my own ventures.''

The Wanted formed in 2009 and the group also features members Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Tom Parker.