One Direction Is Taking a Break to Focus on Solo Projects

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This is not a drill Directioners.

The remaining members of One Direction - Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan – will all be taking a break from the group starting in March, according to E! Online. "They are taking a hiatus so they can work on individual projects for a while but they are not splitting up," a source told the site. "They will remain together and plan to work together in the future."

1D will continue to promote their fifth album until next March, but there will be no tour for that album, according to Gossip Cop.

There's no word yet on how long this break will be, but a source told the site, "They are great friends and fully support one another. They are very aware that they are able to work on their own stuff as well as remain together. This is an exciting time for them creatively and as a group."

Something tells us it won't be an exciting time for their fans, considering the group's crazy popularity. 1D's new "Drag Me Down" video got so many views on Vevo last week, for example, that it crashed the site.

The news of the band's break also comes not long after fans were dealt a huge blow, when Zayn Malik decided to leave the band to pursue a solo career.

Crossing our fingers the guys will come back together after they've done their own things...maybe they'll even bring Zayn with them. We'll have to wait and see.

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