Fifth Harmony announce hiatus after six years

"We need to take some time for now to go on a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue sole endeavours."

Fifth Harmony have announced their hiatus, ending months of speculation about the future of the troubled girl group.

In a statement released on Twitter, the four piece announced that they will be taking a break after honouring their forthcoming tour dates.

“Reflecting on the past six years since we started on X Factor, we’ve realised just how far we’ve come and we appreciate everything so much, more now than ever”, the statement said.

“We’ve had one hell of a memorable journey together and can’t begin to express our gratitude to y’all for coming along with us on this wild journey. After six years going hard, non stop, we realise that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and you, we need to take some time for now to go on a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue sole endeavours.”

The confirmation over their future comes after the group cancelled their Australian tour due to “scheduling commitments” – the latest in a string of moves that suggested the group was on the edge of disbanding.

In December 2016, the group also saw the departure of Camila Cabello, who released her debut album earlier this year.

Speaking to NME recently, Cabello revealed that she feels greater pressure to be a good role model now she performs solo.
I do. And I think it has a lot to do with the fact I have a sister who’s 10,” she said.
“Even if I swear in real life, I don’t like swearing in songs. Because she listens to my songs with all her friends and I don’t want them to not be able to sing along. I definitely always keep that audience in my mind.”