It seems Jack and Meg’s musical partnership is no more. In a statement posted on the band’s website says:
The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd 2011, their band has officially ended and will make no futher new recordings or perform live.
The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.
It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way.
Full statement screengrabbed from the site, which has now crashed. Sad news.
Thanks to Sinead Gleeson for the tip.