It’s been a week since One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson lost his mom to leukemia, and our hearts are still in a million pieces for him. It’s always tragic to lose a parent, and he definitely has the added pressure of grieving while in the public eye — though he seems to be moving through it like a pillar of strength.
And recently, using Tomlinson’s mom’s Twitter account, Tomlinson’s stepdad, Dan, shared one last message from her.
Along with his mom, we’re so freaking proud of Tomlinson for everything he’s achieved in his life so far, and it’s enormously sad that she won’t be around to see him raise his son Freddie and continue his career in music.
If you look at the lyrics, his song “Just Hold On” seems to be inspired by his mom’s battle with her illness. “Where do you go when your story’s done? You can be who you want or who you’ll become. Oh, if it all goes wrong, oh, darling, just hold on. The sun goes down and it comes back up. The world still turns no matter what.”
Even though it’s super sad, we’re listening to this track on repeat.
Fueled by emotion, he really did kill it on that stage. And everyone is there for him.
Sending SO much love to you, Louis.
H/T: Us Weekly