The Black Eyed Peas are going on an indefinite break from making music together.
The group broke the news from the stage during a gig at Alton Towers in Staffordshire earlier this week – scroll down and click below for footage of the announcement.
As the band came onstage, Fergie told the crowd that the theme park show was “very special” as it’s the “last time we’re going to be in England for a long time”.
“We want you to know that we love you and thank you for the support you’ve given from the beginning,” the singer continued as loud boos rang out in the crowd.
She then explained that the break would be similar to their 2005 to 2009 hiatus, but allayed fears that they had split for good by concluding: “This isn’t going to be the last time you’ll see us.”
Bandmate will.i.am also clarified that the band weren’t permanently splitting on his Twitter page, Twitter.com/iamwill, tweeting: “The @Bep will take a break after the beginning…just like we did from monkey business to the e.n.d…but it doesn’t mean we stop creating.”
Earlier this year, Fergie revealed that will.i.am is planning to release a solo album titled ‘Black Einstein’, although no official release date has yet been announced.