Coldplay frontman Chris Martin hinted the group is to step out of the limelight for a few years, over fears the media and public will get sick of them.
After a best-selling album X&Y, worldwide tour and winning two Brit Awards at the London ceremony last night, the English band are ready for a break.
Accepting the British Album gong on Wednesday, Martin said: "People are fed up with us and so are we. You won't see us at one of these for many, many years. We mean it. It's hard for us sometimes because we're English and we don't get to admit that we are great. So tonight we'd like to agree with you for giving us this award."
Meanwhile, The Mirror report Coldplay are splitting up.
Singer Chris Martin dropped the bombshell at the Brits - as they won awards for best single and best album.
The star, hinting the break would be temporary, said as he picked up the second gong: "This means so much to us, especially now. It's going to be a few years before you see us again. People are fed up with us - and so are we."
Mates say he is breaking up the band, famed for worldwide hits Yellow and Speed of Sound, to spend more time with wife Gwyneth Paltrow - expecting their second baby in April. The singer later told Brits host Chris Evans, who had a self-imposed TV exile: "You had a break, so are we."
The four-piece group met at university in London in 1997 and landed a record deal two years later. They have recorded three award-winning albums: Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head and X&Y. But recently there have been rumours that the three other members are unhappy at Chris attracting all the attention.
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