Update (8/24 7:13 PM): Niall Horan of One Direction has confirmed that the band will take a break sometime next year via Twitter. You can read them here:
Update (8/24 10:45 AM): After reports surfaced that One Direction was set to go on an extended hiatus next spring, the band's publicist has deemed the news "speculation."
Simon Jones declined to comment on the alleged break, according to the Associated Press. Read on for everything else that's surfaced about the band's supposed disbandment.
Original Story (8/23): More heartbreaking news on the One Direction front: According to Dan Wootton, head of Showbiz and The Sun (the very guy who first spoke to Zayn Malik about leaving the band) 1D will go on indefinite hiatus in March of next year.
The foursome will not tour following the release of their final, fifth and Zayn-less album. It does, however, look like the boys are set to pursue solo projects.
A source told the publication,
"They fully deserve to have at least a year to work on their own projects. There is absolutely no bad blood between them and they are all 100 per cent behind the decision. It is definitely not a split and they fully intend to get back together at some time in the future. But for now it is the end and they go out on top as the world’s most popular music act.”