Pete Wentz has revealed that Fall Out Boy felt compelled to go on hiatus before pressure on the group destroyed their friendship.
Doubts were cast over the band's future in February when the bassist confirmed that they were on a hiatus which could become permanent.
Frontman Patrick Stump, currently working on a solo album, later fuelled speculation that the rockers were finished when he admitted that he no longer considered himself a part of the group.
However, while Wentz refused to be drawn on Fall Out Boy's long-term plans, he was adamant that the four-piece needed a break from each other in order to salvage their inter-band relations.
He told Reuters: "Rather than get to the stage where we would break up or not be friends with each other, we chose to just take a break. If and when we come back it will be for the right reasons, because it's fun again, [because] we want to be on tour."
Thanks for the report to Digitalspy.