When Fifth Harmony canceled their Australian tour back in February, rumors sparked that the group’s remaining members were headed towards a split. Today, they broke the disappointing news that they’re going on indefinite hiatus.
The four members — Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke, and Lauren Jauregui — took to Twitter Monday morning to let fans know that they’ll be putting a pause on the group’s future for the time being.
“Reflecting on the past six years since we started on X-Factor, we’ve realized just how far we’ve come and we appreciate everything so much, more now than ever,” the message reads. “We’ve really had one hell of a memorable journey together and can’t begin to express our gratitude to y’all for coming along with us on this wild ride!”
The message continues:
“After six years going hard, non-stop, we also realized that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time for now to go on a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors.”
The message goes on to leave the door open for a potential Fifth Harmony reunion in the future, and thanks Fifth Harmony’s fans for their ongoing support.
“To our Harmonizers, thank you for everything we have been able to build as Fifth Harmony. With your love and encouragement we will continue to build on ourselves, support one another in everything we do, and keep making you proud, each other proud and ourselves proud.” They added, “We do have some upcoming shows through the end of the year which will still happen as planned, and we can’t wait! All our love, from the bottom of our hearts, Dinah Jane, Lauren, Normani and Ally xoxoxo.”
Unsurprisingly, fans are definitely shook.
But, while shook, some weren’t necessarily shocked.
However, they certainly wish the ladies of Fifth Harmony all of the luck.
The group’s hiatus comes over a year after the sudden departure of singer Camila Cabello in December 2016. Cabello has since enjoyed solo success with her single “Havana.”
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