But that’s what appeared to happen last night, when a message was posted on the band’s official Twitter page reading: “We have sad news. We’ve broken up…”
Understandably, the Oklahoma band’s fans were quite distraught, until it appeared that all was not what it seemed. Another message was later posted saying “lol just joking guys”, as it appeared that someone had hacked into the group’s page.
Frontman Wayne Coyne later took to his personal account to reassure people:
The Flaming Lips twitter has been hijacked!!!!
— Wayne Coyne (@waynecoyne) October 24, 2013
Before another tweet was posted on the Flaming Lips page:
That last announcement was a bit premature. pic.twitter.com/0PucCb47b3
— The Flaming Lips (@theflaminglips) October 24, 2013
The original tweets now all seem to have been deleted, so as you were…