Just five months after Zayn Malik left boy band sensation One Direction, rumors are surfacing that the band has decided to take a break to pursue other interests after they release their upcoming album next year.
— Sugarscape (@sugarscape) August 23, 2015
While this hasn’t been confirmed…
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) August 24, 2015
… fans around the world are….well, they’re freaking out. And we have Twitter to thank for entertainment.
— ✲ฺﾟ* нαґґγ. (@Wonderwal4Harry) August 24, 2015
IM CRYING OMG PLZ DONT SPLIT UP I NEED TO GO TO ANOTHER 1D CONCERT @onedirection
— Miguel (@MychaelLutz) August 23, 2015
The reaction is so strong that counselors are expecting to receive more calls than usual to help fans through these trying times.
they have a councillor on the tv to help fans deal with the ‘1d split’ pic.twitter.com/gDbShru1ga
— niamh (@niallpatrol) August 24, 2015
And frankly, some people probably already need it.
i dont want 1D to take a break & enjoy the solo life and split up 🙁 i want to spend my money on them and stay up til 4am stalking them:((
— kelly (@idkstyle) August 24, 2015
@onedirection please don’t break up. Your the only thing keeping me alive
— DRAG ME DOWN!!! ♥_♥ (@debrawright1771) August 23, 2015
However, the consensus seems to be that the situation isn’t permanent.
there’s a difference between taking a break and split up and one direction is not gonna break up thank you pic.twitter.com/C3D21JbeAy
— irene (@harryftirene) August 24, 2015
But you should probably hold off on any 1D tattoos in the meantime.
Do NOT make me regret this One Direction tattoo on my lower back, fellas.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 24, 2015