Louis Tomlinson has thanked his fans for their support after the tragic death of his mother.
The former One Direction star has taken to Twitter to praise the "incredible support" he has received and urged his fans to get behind him as he prepares to perform on ‘The X Factor’ on Saturday evening (12.10.16) despite tragically losing his mother Johannah Deakin on Wednesday (12.07.16) after a secret battle with leukaemia.
He wrote on the microblogging site: "All the support has been incredible! Let’s do this together tonight."
Since Johannah’s passing, ‘X Factor’ judge and Louis’ boss Simon Cowell has taken to the social media site to pay his respects to the mom of seven.
He wrote: "Heartbroken for you @Louis_Tomlinson. Your mum Jay was an incredible person. Sending you all my love."
Whilst former judge Cheryl Fernandez Versini added: "@Louis_Tomlinson my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones at this incredibly tragic time (sic)."
Louis’ former bandmates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne have also posted their own tributes to Johannah on the site.
Liam wrote: "Louis, I’m so sorry for you my brother my heart aches for you, just know I love you the same from a million miles away as i do right next to you. I’m always here for you through everything as you have been for me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this incredibly sad time I can’t begin to imagine what you are all going through. Rip Johanna you are forever in my thoughts (sic)."
Zayn shared: "@Louis_Tomlinson love you bro! All of your family is in my prayers. proud of your strength and know your mum is too x (sic)."
Whilst Niall said: "Very sad news . Louis I love you mate and I’m / all of us are here for you all the way . You’re mum was an incredible person . Thinking of you and your family .love from my family to yours.. (sic)"