Simon Cowell & Louis Tomlinson Share Unseen Moment After Late Mum Tribute

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At the end of what has already been an understandably difficult week for One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, he performed on the X Factor in tribute of his late mum.

Tomlinson lost mother Johannah Deakin earlier this week after a battle with leukaemia aged just 43.

As reported by the Daily Mirror, Tomlinson debuted his new single Just Hold On, believed to be a tribute to his mum.

And when the cameras switched off Cowell was immediately on the stage to console the former contestant…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnffw7hf40U

Cowell, whose own mother died last year, reportedly told Tomlinson:

Louis, what you’ve just done and the bravery that took – I just respect you so much as an artist and as a person.

Your mum was so looking forward to tonight and I know she is watching down on you now. She was so proud of you.

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The song hasn’t officially been labelled a tribute to Deakin, but with lyrics such as ‘Oh until it’s all been said / It’s not over until your dying breath / So what do you want them to say when you’re gone? /That you gave up or that you kept going on?’ it is easy to see why links are being made.

Regardless what you think of the X Factor, or the state of the music industry, that will not have been an easy thing for Tomlinson to do. Fair play.