One Direction star Louis Tomlinson performs emotional tribute just days after his mum's death

Publish Date
Monday, 12 December 2016, 11:31AM

Louis Tomlinson, 24, put on a brave face as he made a heartwarming tribute performance to his late mum at the X-Factor finals over the weekend.

The One Direction boys were reunited at the show, being spotted waiting in the wings, to help their former bandmate through the tough night.

It was thought that Louis would pull out of his performance after his 43-year-old mum Johannah Deakin died last week, after a long battle with leukaemia.

But grieving Louis honoured his mother’s dying wish by performing his new track Just Hold On with DJ Steve Aoki at Wembley arena during the X Factor final.

When the song finished he blew a kiss in his mum's memory, as fans praised Louis for his courageous performance.