Don't worry, The Flaming Lips haven't gone anywhere.
The Twitter account of the famed Oklahoma City rock band, which has been together for a more than impressive three decades, had its nearly 1 million followers holding their breath with news the band had called it quits.
"We have sad news," read an @theflaminglips tweet just before 5 p.m. Thursday. "We've broken up."
Only an hour later, however, another -- more reassuring -- tweet.
That last announcement was a bit premature. pic.twitter.com/0PucCb47b3— The Flaming Lips (@theflaminglips) October 24, 2013
In fact, the band's longtime manager Scott Booker told "The Oklahoman" Thursday evening the tweet wasn't a prank or a bit of promotional saviness, but a prank.
Nonetheless, The Flaming Lips are on the minds of millions of fans at a fortuitous time. The band is expected to release a five-song EP, "Peace Sword," on Tuesday.