Louis Tomlinson's mother Johannah Deakin passed away at the age of 43 after a battle with Leukemia this past week. The heartbreaking news broke on Friday and many expected the One Direction singer to cancel his long scheduled debut solo performance on the X Factor on Saturday. But, in honor of his mother, Louis took the stage by storm. X Factor judge and longtime mentor, Simon Cowell, praised him for his bravery in such a tragic time.
Simon wasn't the only one to offer Louis support during his performance. People reports that Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and even Zayn Malik were in attendance! The four One Direction members even sat together in the audience as Louis sang his first solo song "Just Hold On", a collaboration with DJ Steve Aoki, that was inspired by his mother.
@Louis_Tomlinson love you bro! All of your family is in my prayers. proud of your strength and know your mum is too x— zayn (@zaynmalik) December 9, 2016
I love seeing everyone come together in support of Louis. Our thoughts are with Louis and his family at this time.