Dave Grohl has thanked Foo Fighters in an open letter on the band's Facebook page.
Rumours of the band splitting erupted this week after they performed the last gig of their 'Wasting Light' album cycle in New York, telling fans from the stage that they were going away for a long time. However, writing online, Grohl promised the band's fans that they would see the group again in the future.
"We truly never could have done any of this without you. Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we could make it this far, to be honest," wrote Grohl.
"There were times when I didn't think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But I can't give up this band. And I never will. Because it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world."
Adding: "Yes, I was serious. I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it's a good thing for all of us to go away for a while... I never want to not be in this band. So, sometimes it's good to just put it back in the garage for a while."
Grohl is now planning to focus his energy on the long-awaited documentary and album about the SoundCity Studios where Nirvana recorded much of their material.