Wanted: More time off. That’s the latest from U.K. boy band The Wanted. The whole gang — that’s Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, and Ariana Grande’s boy toy Nathan Sykes, in case your Wanted poster isn’t handy — took to their website on January 22 to share the world-ending, life-crushing, soul-splitting news.

In the statement, the boys say their Word of Mouth tour will be “their last for awhile.” The five have “collectively decided to take time to pursue personal endeavors.” For 25-year-old Siva, this likely means getting married to his longtime girlfriend; the two got engaged at the end of last year. For the other four, we’re expecting them to become full-time Ariana Grande groupies.

The band stresses that “they will continue on as The Wanted” and are already looking forward to “many successful projects together in the future.” Translation: We’re on a break but we’ll be back!

Honestly, this is the perfect time to hit pause on the whole fame thing. Fellow United Kingdom phenomenon One Direction is also currently chilling out overseas. Thankfully, they haven’t made any equally stressful announcements of going away “for awhile.” We’re not sure what we’d do if all the accented boy bands went away.

Source: The Wanted


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