Louis Tomlinson’s career has been on the growth ever since One Direction went on an open-ended hiatus, and he started a profession as a solo artist.
His life, however, has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, ordering from the origin of son Freddie in 2016 to, also in the same year, the demise of his mother, Johannah Deakin, who lost her fight with leukemia at age 43.
Louis Tomlinson Talks About Her Mother And Sister’s Death
In March 2019, his half-sister Félicité discovered dead of an overdose. She was just 18.
Tomlinson discusses the loss of his mother on “Two of Us,” a track on his latest album, Walls, and the 28-year-old singer talks about the emotional path in an interview with Telegraph Magazine.
“What’s amazing regarding this job is that regardless of the condition, you get something accurate at the end of it,” he says.
“That’s an emotionally difficult song for me, but fans come up to me in floods of tears and speak about how it’s served in their tragedy. It’s incredible. From the dark, you can give hope.”
He and his mother, he says the magazine, were particularly close and grew closer as he became increasingly popular.
As he describes, both deaths “felt very individual, and affected me with a big influence… but I think to deal with the family, how I can be there for them, that was a lot normally the second time because at the beginning moment I was mourning and didn’t understand what to tell. As time went on, I managed to understand what to tell my sisters.”
He adds: “Without being too watery, I like looking after people, it’s cool. At the time, I’m stressing attempting to convince [younger sisters] Daisy and Phoebe to go to the sixth form.
They’ve been to a private school near Donny, and it’s costly. I’m giving money for it thinking they’re staying on, but now they don’t want to go. I told them education is essential. I’m like, “You’re 16, you haven’t got an idea what the real world is,”’ he tells.
He Talks About One Direction
Throughout the lengthy interview, Tomlinson also reveals that after the decision made that One Direction would go their different ways, he “was bitter and angry, I didn’t understand why we couldn’t just carry on. But now, even though I don’t fully understand everyone’s reasons, I respect them.”
He admits that he would have managed the hiatus differently.
“It if was up to me, yeah. I’d maybe have told, ‘Let’s have a year off.’ But yeah. I’m assured there’s a better analogy out there, but it’s a bit like [shutting down] Coca-Cola. You don’t tell, ‘Right, let’s hang the boots up on that,’ because it’s a huge thing.”