Let's just kick things off by saying that Liam Payne confirmed recently that the guys will be taking a break...but not breaking up.
Fan reactions have ranged from panic...
#OneDirection The apocalypse is upon us— Freddy Flow (@freditor) August 24, 2015
And so much sadness...
Tbh I'm scared about this 'taking a break' because let's not forget last time that happened we lost a band member #OneDirection— angel (@hornyhorxn_) August 24, 2015
everyone: are you sad about one direction breaking up? me: https://t.co/KKLHWakpAe— undie-throwing vic (@collegebasic) August 23, 2015
For 5 wonderful years, One Direction is always here to make us happy.. They are only human, they also need a break.. #OneDirection— renrenc89 (@Renren_CReyes) August 24, 2015
To denial/reality check time...
Chill, it's just a break. Give it to them, THEY NEED IT (and we do too.) We know we'll always love and support them, though. #OneDirection— // j e n s e n // (@jhaydimalanta) August 24, 2015
if they were breaking up why would they be starting another album #OneDirection— Marisa Sergio (@laxer4life29) August 24, 2015
the sun: "one direction will break up in march" me: pic.twitter.com/RN29iXbAM2— harry styles. (@define_harry) August 24, 2015
And, of course...a warning to not believe anything until One Direction confirm it...
One direction is not breaking up in March. Stop feeding into the media lies.— Niall Pls Come Thru! (@1Dthanksyou) August 23, 2015
Just wait for the boys themselves to confirm this crap #OneDirection— 6 DAYS! (@alyssa_stetler) August 24, 2015
Hang in there, fandom!
Guys our boys haven't confirmed anything so as far as we all know it's just a rumor until they say other wise don't believe it #OneDirection— Ella❤️ (@__princessxella) August 24, 2015
1D need a break theyve been working so hard for 5yrs but they already warned us of a break not a breakup. Dont stress family #OneDirection— Bethany Hope (@hopehavana) August 24, 2015
yall need to calm down. theyre just TAKING A BREAK which they rightfully deserve. stop stressing yourselves out #OneDirection— jenn (@PUSHMOHARRY) August 24, 2015