Even though the world of entertainment is divided up into different facets like acting and music, more often than not all the celebrities involved are exposed to the same type of media exposure and drama. Although drama, and breakups are often referred to when talking of high-profile celebrity splits, the music industry and their fans know all too well the pain of a shocking band breakups. Bands always seem like a cohesive unit, who not only play together on stage but work together, live together and spend long periods of time on tiny tour buses together. There have been quite a few times when seemingly out of nowhere that vision of a strong bond is shattered when one member announces their depature, sometimes resulting in a complete band split. Then there of course the times the band just ups and announces they are done together, even in the height of their prime. Every generation has their own biggest bands of the time, and recent years have seen some shocking breakups, check out 7 of them below!
7. One Direction
Yes, One Direction is still going… “technically.” That doesn’t mean that the internet and social media almost didn’t explode when it was confirmed that Zayn Malik had opted to leave the hugely succesful group. The news was surprising, and devastating for fans for so many reasons including the fact they had just recently their fourth album and were working on their fifth. Malik cited that he wanted to live as a normal 22-year-old and couldn’t handle the media and pressures of being part of the group like the rest of the guys could as reasons for his leaving. Following that time though it has become evident he really wanted to pursue a solo career. Although they continued with just four members, it didn’t take long before the rest of the band announced they were going on an extended hiatus to each pursue other interests, and some outlets are already reporting this hiatus will become a permanent split, in the very middle of One Direction’s domination of the airwaves and music industry.