Boyz II Men set to stay as trio
Boyz II Men are continuing without bass singer Michael McCary, who has confirmed he will not be returning to the group.
Michael, who left the award-winning quartet in 2003 due to chronic health problems, had been expected to reunite with Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman for the band's 20th anniversary, including a UK tour - but an announcement through the band's website stated otherwise.
"Unfortunately, it's a situation that we can't actually control - we, as a group, would have loved to put the project together and make it a big event with Mike, but unfortunately we'll have to make it without him," explained Wanya.
"It's the travelling and the tour and with Mike's back and ailments, we will not be able to perform with him so it's hard to have his part there and yet not perform with him."
He declared despite Mike's absence, they will continue on regardless.
"We decided as a group to make that change from a foursome to a threesome and we've been performing without him for seven years, so that's not going to change," he said.
"We have to perform, this is our lives, this is what we do. We have a responsibility not only to ourselves but to our fans."
:: Boyz II Men will tour the UK, playing nine shows around the country from May 7.