What Louis Tomlinson said about singing on 'X-Factor' after his mum died will make you cry

BRB crying forever.

By Jessica Lynch

Louis Tomlinson has finally spoken out about performing on X-Factor, just days after his mum Johanna Deakin passed away from leukemia at the end of last year – and we’re crying all over again.

Speaking to High Snobriety, the former Directioner revealed that having to take to the stage to perform single ‘Just Hold On’ with Steve Aoki was the most difficult thing he’s ever done.

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And while his fellow One Direction besties are still off doing their own thing, he says he’s still so proud of what they’ve all achieved.

"I'm still blown away by what we achieved. But also what the fans helped us achieve in such a short space of time. I can only speak for what we were, and what I see more of now in the industry, but boy bands in particular had a certain stereotype - sync'ed dance routines, all wearing the same clothes, people hiding that they had girlfriends and pretending to be single,” he told them.

“From day one we tried to be very honest and not take ourselves too seriously. I think we demonstrated that as a band you don't have to do everything by the book and hopefully, to a certain degree, that takes away some of the pressure for new artists. That was what was endearing about 1D, especially as we were surrounded by an industry full of 'perfect' model people."

Awww, we love you Louis!

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