This really is a heartbreak anthem...
Little Mix has announced that they are taking a break from performing as a trio after 10 years together.
In a statement published on their social media accounts, the band devastated fans but confirmed that they are not splitting up completely.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards revealed that the break would happen after their final Confetti tour, which ends in May next year.
The decision was made in order to accommodate time for each of the women to create solo projects.
It comes after reports that Leigh-Anne is planning her own music after singing solo in her movie debut in Boxing Day and Jade has "signed with Lizzo's management team".
They wrote: "We wanted to let you all know that after the Confetti tour in April/May next year we are going to be taking a break from Little Mix.
"It’s been 10 amazing years, a wonderful non-stop adventure, and we feel the time is right to take a break so we can recharge and work on some other projects.
"We can’t thank you enough for your love and never-ending support since the beginning. We love you all SO much.
"We are not splitting up - Little Mix are here to stay We have plans for more music, tours and performances in the future.
"We’ve made so many incredible memories with you all, and we can’t wait to make so many more.
"We’re sisters and we’ll always have each other and you, the fans, in our lives. Little Mix is forever See you on tour! Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie x."
The news comes almost a year after Jesy Nelson announced her departure from the band in December 2020 after stating that being part of the band "took a toll on her mental health".
We wanted to let you all know that after the Confetti tour in April/May next year we are going to be taking a break from Little Mix. pic.twitter.com/d5pYwYryIu
— Little Mix (@LittleMix) December 2, 2021