We've seen the breakup rumors more times than we can count, so it's understandable that hearing 1D and "break" in the same sentence would send some shock waves through the fandom. Especially since Zayn Malik is carrying on with a solo career and Louis Tomlinson has now confirmed he's going to be a dad.
So what's the future of One Direction?
Liam told Bang Showbiz (via Daily Mail): "You know, I think everyone needs a little bit of a break now, and a sit down and a stop, to kind of take in all the great things that've happened. We won't be going anywhere for a while, so I don't know where that's brewed from."
That's reassuring, but also...you know...makes all of us 1D fans get a little worried too.
As for what Liam has planned for his downtime, he told Free Radio (via MTV UK) that he's been writing "not for me, just for other people" and wants to "get into the producing side of it."
He also explained that he's just looking to go back to his roots, saying: "Everyone's asking if I'm gonna go away on holiday, but I've been everywhere, so I kind of just wanna go home! I honestly do miss living in Wolverhampton. I actually wanna pop down to my old school for a little bit, and go and talk to the kids."
God, that image just warms our hearts.