Louis Tomlinson tweets to fans after One Direction hiatus news: ‘It’s just a break ... promise’

The Sun newspaper reported Monday that the four band members will go their separate ways for at least a year after finishing a tour this autumn and promoting their fifth album.

Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of One Direction, pose in the press room at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  British pop phenomenon One Direction are to take an indefinite break from next year, according to a media report  on August 24, 2015 which has left fans devastated. Robyn Beck / AFP photo
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Members of One Direction have confirmed the band is taking a break, but are reassuring worried fans that it won’t be permanent.

Niall Horan tweeted that “we are not splitting up,” while Louis Tomlinson posted “it’s just a break ... Promise.” Liam Payne tweeted Tuesday that “there’s so much more to come.”

The Sun newspaper reported Monday that the four band members will go their separate ways for at least a year after finishing a tour this autumn and promoting their fifth album.

One Direction formed in 2010 after five teenagers – Horan, Tomlinson, Payne, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik – auditioned individually for British TV talent show The X Factor. Entertainment mogul Simon Cowell put them together as a boy band.

Malik quit the chart-topping group earlier this year.

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