Another Musician Pulls a Zayn Malik…and Suddenly Leaves the Group!

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Ever since Zayn Malik announced his departure from One Direction back in March, fans of other bands have been living on edge. Whether it was Calum Hood’s cryptic tweet that worried 5 Seconds of Summer fans or Fifth Harmony’s honesty about an eventual breakup, fangirls everywhere have basically been waiting for the news that one of their fave musicians decided to follow in Zayn’s footsteps and leave the group. And now, the wait is over.

We’re sorry to bring you this sad information, but Paramore shocked fans everywhere with the announcement that their longtime bass player, Jeremy Davis, would be leaving the band. The group shared the news with a heartfelt message on Facebook:

“These last few years have held some of the most fulfilling moments we’ve had yet… as people, as friends, and as a band. The Self-Titled era was one that we knew would be important for us but also one we’d eventually have to move on from. In moving forward, there is growth, pain, and change… and sometimes the change is not at all what you hoped for. We’ve written and re-written this countless times and there’s just not a good way to put it… Jeremy is no longer going to be in the band with us. To be honest, this has been really painful. After taking time to consider how to move forward, we ultimately found that we really do believe Paramore can and should continue on. And so we will.

We’re really thankful for the people who have helped see us through hard times before and what we’ve discovered is that those people are just as much a part of this as we will ever be. We’re hopeful for Paramore’s future and we’re also excited for what Jeremy’s going to do next. Thank you all for your support and your belief in us. It’s kept us going. We will see some of you really soon on Parahoy. If you’re not coming on the cruise, we will still see you in 2016.”

Although Jeremy’s departure makes a once four-person band only have two members left (front woman Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York), the remaining musicians promise that they will keep Paramore going strong for as long as possible. Here’s to hoping!

In other band news, 1D’s final performance before their hiatus will make you cry all sorts of tears:

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