With fans wondering why they need to take such a long break next year and when they'll be getting back together after their hiatus, it seems there are no easy answers.
Tbh, some of Simon's answers have us feeling a little bit on edge. We know the guys said it's just a break and they'll be reuniting again, but Simon has us questioning everything.
In a new interview with the media for an X Factor launch event, Simon acknowledged that the 1D guys have been overworked over the past five years, telling Yahoo! UK, "Even though they were young, that was a grueling scheduling and after a while I could see they were exhausted."
As for that break leading to a full-on breakup, well Si didn't really know and that totally isn't the answer we're looking for. He explained, "I don't know if they're definitely going to split up to be honest with you. I've known for a while that they were going to take 2016 off and they had to on their workload."
He added, "Having a year off is going to be a healthy thing. I hope they'll come back together afterwards but there's not going to be any pressure from me."