The star then went on to allude to further work, adding: “Can’t wait to finally see you all on tour!! Stay safe and see you soon, Louis x.”
Fans of Louis were stunned, but supportive, with many sending him well-wishes on his new journey.
One fan wrote: “Wow man, Big news. Very excited for you brother.. you’re a great talent and a great person.
“You deserve it man.. keep well and I look forward to hearing a new record! Much love my friend!”