The One Direction singer has broken his silence following the death of his mum Johannah last week...
Louis Tomlinson has made his first return to Instagram following the death of his mum Johannah Deakin last week.
The 24-year-old impressed everyone when he took to The X Factor stage on Saturday night to belt out his new single Just Hold On, despite being hit with the heartbreaking news just days earlier.
And now, the former One Direction singer has broken his social media silence to let fans know he’s doing okay.
Sharing a snap of himself and Steve Aoki on stage following their performance, Louis wrote: ‘Thank you for the incredible support :).’
And his fans rushed to show their support for the singer, with one writing: ‘Stay strong, love. We are so proud of you. We love you so much. X.’
Another wrote: ‘We’re here for you’.
Whilst a third posted: ‘Legend 💗💗 stay strong we’re always with you love you millions 💗.
Following his emotional performance on Saturday, Louis took to Twitter to explain that he was determined to do it for his mum.
‘That was harder than I ever imagined. I want to thank everyone around me and all of the amazing fans out there that made that so special!’ he posted.
‘Feeling so much love around me and my family . Mum would have been so f***ing proud ( sorry for swearing mum) love you!’
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Louis’ mum Johannah passed away last Wednesday after an ongoing battle with leukaemia. Her husband Dan Deakin released a statement at the time, which read
‘It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016.
‘Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private.
Wishing Louis and his family all the best.