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One Direction goes in different directions

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.

While this hasn’t been confirmed…

… fans around the world are….well, they’re freaking out. And we have Twitter to thank for entertainment.

The reaction is so strong that counselors are expecting to receive more calls than usual to help fans through these trying times.

And frankly, some people probably already need it.

However, the consensus seems to be that the situation isn’t permanent.

But you should probably hold off on any 1D tattoos in the meantime.