Unless you've been living under a rock, you now know that Zayn Malik, resident angelic being of One Direction, has quit the band. After a few dark, tear-filled hours of silence, the rest of the guys finally spoke out about the tragic event.
Harry Styles was first to break the silence, tweeting his love for Directioners, as always:
And Liam Payne chimed in shortly after with a ~typical Liam tweet~:
Following that up with a more sentimental, inspiring message for fans:
The comments continued this morning, with Louis Tomlinson giving a heart-melting promise that the guys will continue on, and work as hard as ever:
With Niall sending out a similar, beautiful note causing hearts across the globe to swell up with emotion:
Even Simon Cowell, the man who started it all, reacted to the split:
And now we're left to wallow in a puddle of tears for the next 72 hours.
Thank you for five perfect years, Zayn.
This post has been updated with a new tweet from Liam Payne.