One Direction breaking up rumours dismissed as fans go into meltdown

Directioners woke up to scary news this morning that 1D may be ending

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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*

Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne are busy working on their first album as a four-piece, due out in November, after Zayn Malik left One Direction in March.

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.


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".

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.