Niall Horan is addressing those One Direction hiatus rumors head-on.
The 21-year-old took to Twitter to set the record straight on the status of his band, and while he maintained that the four remaining members would not be calling it quits for good, the singer did confirm that a break is on the horizon.
"Ok so Lots of rumours going round," he wrote. "We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year."
Ok so Lots of rumours going round. We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 24, 2015
"Don't worry though, we still have lots we want to achieve!" he continued. "Can't wait for you to hear all the new music we have for you and to perform."
Don't worry though, we still have lots we want to achieve ! Can't wait for you to hear all the new music we have for you and to perform— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 24, 2015
Niall even teased at some new music to come before the break, writing, "Some new songs as the tour continues! Love you all."
Some new songs as the tor continues! Love you all xx— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 24, 2015
"I know they're taking a much-deserved break." said One Direction's producer, Julian Bunetta, told EW. "They've been doing something that no band has ever done — five albums, five tours, and a movie in five years. It's pretty prolific and incredible. It's up to them. They might take a year off and miss it. They might take a year off and say you know what, I need another year off."
After Zayn Malik quit the group in March, Niall, along with Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson have reportedly agreed to go their separate ways to pursue solo projects in the coming year. Zayn, of course, recently signed his own solo deal with RCA Records.
And given how the fans reacted to Zayn's departure, it's safe to presume that if this break really does happen, 2016 will be a very devastating year.
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