Directioners are having a far more stressful Friday than they bargained for, after ominous rumours began circulating that their beloved boyband would be taking a year's break after their next album and world tour.
*Warning: This article contains headache-inducing capital letters*
Malik flew home from the Asian leg of their tour citing stress, before later deciding to call things quits and be a "normal 22-year-old". Could the rest of the band be looking to follow in his heart-breaking footsteps?
It's every fan's worst nightmare, but The Sun went and swirled up these very fears by quoting a "source" as saying a hiatus is on the cards.
"The band are to go on a break after promoting the fifth album next year, possibly with a number of live tour dates around the world," the report read. "Simon Cowell is supportive of what they need to do because he wants the band to stay together in some form for a very long time.
"They have been working non-stop for five years, sold millions of albums and become some of the biggest celebrities in the world. At some point, they have to take time off to step back and consider what they want to do next."
Styles is thought to be contemplating a solo album, while Tomlinson has been widely-tipped to be named as an X Factor judge.
"ONE DIRECTION" AND "BREAKING UP" SHOULD NOT BE IN THE SAME SENTENCE UNLESS THERES A NEVER IN BETWEEN— kass (@HEMMlNGSSTYLES) June 4, 2015
IF THE BOYS SPLIT UP, THEN IT'LL BE OKAY. IT WILL BE OKAY. WE STILL HAVE THE BOYS. It's gonna suck but we'll get through it.— ˗ˏˋ*beth noelle* (@nakedmagic) June 5, 2015
literally when i hear one direction and breaking up in the same sentence my heart breaks— chloe (@chloexcarey) June 5, 2015
1D: Crazy things Directioners say
1D: Crazy things Directioners say
1/20 One Direction
'I'm so jealous of everyone that meets One Direction. Then again if I met Harry I would hyperventilate, suffocate and die so...' - @m_a_g_z_i_e
2/20 One Direction
'If I ever received a tweet from anyone in One Direction I'd literally die on the spot and I want my obituary and tombstone to blame them.' - @aurosan
3/20 One Direction
'When I die, I want the One Direction 'Talk Dirty to Me' video displayed at my funeral, on a screen projected over my casket, playing non stop, thank you.' - @zaynlikespayne
4/20 One Direction
'I cannot speak I want to write the word 'love' everywhere and tell everyone I love One Direction more than anything ever.' - @sneezeharrys
5/20 One Direction
'I'm in the 'I'm gonna die alone with 8 cats and my posters of One Direction don't breath near me or I'll punch you' mood.' - @nouisteenagers
6/20 One Direction
'HARRY. YOU ARE NOT A GOD DAMN MAN WHORE. YOU ARE A CUPCAKE. JESUS.' - @daddyslittlelou
7/20 One Direction
When 1D were on the cover of GQ magazine: 'The GQ pictures make me want to stab myself in the uterus!' - @ziallsafari
8/20 One Direction
'I hope that I die before any of the boys in One Direction does cause I will not be able to even move if they go before I do.' - @pokeniall
9/20 One Direction
Another GQ response read: 'Holy. C**p. The boys on the cover of GQ magazine. Someone shoot me. Push me off a cliff. Stab me!' - @wafaastalks
10/20 One Direction
'Person: Why do you love One Direction? Me: Why do you breathe? Person: If I didn't I'd die. Me: Exactly.' - @idrugsharry
11/20 One Direction
'Don't hate on Louis you f**king a******s or I will shove bleach into your a******s and pull out your eyes with a spork.' - @fxkinlouis
12/20 One Direction
'When are you in public and a One Direction song comes on and your kidneys rupture and then you die.' - @harryhasbooty
13/20 One Direction
'If One Direction were falling off a cliff and I could only save one then I'd shoot myself so we could all die and meet in heaven' - @austinrahone
14/20 One Direction
''One Direction is goin' to be the next to break up'. If you don't shut up I will break your neck and pray for you to die.' - @bubblegumniall
15/20 One Direction
'My friend doesn't like One Direction and I told her that if she said something rude on Twitter she would die.' - @flashing1D
16/20 One Direction
'Do you ever feel like you want to scream and cry and laugh and smile and die because of One Direction. Because same.' - @chenloves1d
17/20 One Direction
'When Niall cuddles someone or something and his cheeks do the thing I die.' - @daintyiero
18/20 One Direction
'My parents always say 'They're gonna die down' and 'You'll grow out of them'. No f**k you I'm getting One Direction tattooed across my face.' - @calumshoran
19/20 One Direction
'Dear One Direction, you stole my heart but that's okay. I like my boys like I like my tea - hot and British with some Irish creme.' - @torii_rakusx
20/20 One Direction
'Imagine Niall barging into the church and saying 'I OBJECT' to your marriage because he loves you.' - @niamhabitat
I CANT IMAGINE ONE DIRECTION BREAKING UP I COULD ONLY IMAGINE NIALL HORAN CELEBRATING HIS 65TH BIRTHDAY AND STILL DOING THOSE CROTCH GRABS— mile$ !! ;D (@inklessdorks) June 5, 2015
IS ONE DIRECTION TOTALLY BREAKING UP?— heven,, 102 days (@Janoftnarry) June 5, 2015
Just though about one direction breaking up and it physically made me feel sick— Chloe (@connorsinfinity) June 5, 2015
Fortunately, a One Direction spokesperson has dismissed the recent claims as "pure speculation and not based on any facts", adding that "the band are excited about their brand new fifth album and their upcoming tour".
THE ONE DIRECTION SPOKESPERSON SAID THAT THE BREAKING UP RUMOURS ARE ALL FAKE THEY WONT BREAK UP— shar loves noémie (@Jtaimenialler) June 5, 2015
Styles too said on US radio just yesterday that One Direction are focussing on the present and "not thinking much past that".
It's a rollercoaster ride being a Directioner, best have the tissues on hand at all times.Reuse content