If being abandoned by Zayn wasn’t bad enough for the band and its fans, the public just recently learned that the famous British boy band One Direction is going on a break.
While talking to the press at the launch of X Factor, Cowell was asked of his opinion on 1D’s announced hiatus. He said: “I’ve known for a while that they were going to take this year off. They had to because of their workload.”
Cowel added: “I did what I’ve always done with the guys and said ‘you make your own decisions and I hope you stay together, but you’ve got to want to do it yourself so they’re smart guys,’. They’ll work it out.”
When he was asked whether they’re coming back and if he’s going to encourage them into returning to the stage, the X Factor judge said: “I hope so, but it’s not going to be because of any pressure from me. It really has to be, like, ‘this is an opportunity, you won it,’ and I’ve always had that attitude with them. They’re nice guys and they’re loyal so it’ll be fine.”
Here’s hoping Simon’s predictions become true and one of the most popular bands in the world comes back into the spotlight better than ever.