Fifth Harmony are going on a break to pursue solo careers

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Fifth Harmony have announced they're going to be taking a break to focus on their solo careers.

In a message to fans on Twitter, the band said they were going their separate ways "in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you".

"We're all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow creatively and really find our footing as individuals."

They promised to bring their new experiences back to the band.

The girl group haven't confirmed how long their break will be but assured fans their remaining shows in 2018 would still be going ahead.

The four-piece band, who found fame on the US version of the X Factor, thanked their supporters, adding: "With you love and encouragement we will continue to build on ourselves."

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Sam Smith was among those tweeting their disappointment at the news. He's always been a big fan of the group.

But the announcement hasn't come as a shock to everyone.

There's been speculation the group would go their separate ways ever since Camila Cabello left the band in December 2016.

She has since gone on to have success with her own solo career.

Her single Havana reached number one in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US.

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Image caption Camila Cabello has had a successful solo career

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