Sorry One Direction fans, Liam Payne has officially left the group

Well, it finally happened, another member of reigning boy band One Direction has flown the coop – Liam Payne. And while many fans are losing their minds over this breaking news, let’s not forget how good things turned out for all of us when Zayn Malik left the band, last year in March. Just sayin’, there’s always hope!

Anyway, here is Liam’s official announcement on Twitter.

It reads, “Happy to have signed to @CapitolUK. They have an amazing history of artists, I hope I can follow in their footsteps.”

Then followed the millions of screams of One Direction fans worldwide.

However, Liam did follow up with this tweet as some consolation.

And there were a mixed bag of reactions from fans. Some were positive…


…while others were distraught.


And, of course, there were plenty of ~funny~ reactions, too.


Including from people’s dads!?

No matter how it all turns out for 1D fans, we’re happy to see Liam moving on to another exciting era of his career, and congratulations to him on signing with Capitol!