The singer mum, Johannah Deakin, tragically passed away after a battle with cancer on Wednesday
Following the tragic announcement that 1D star Louis Tomlinson’s mum, Johannah Deakin, passed away on Wednesday (7 Dec), it has been revealed the singer will perform his new track on the X Factor over the weekend in a touching tribute to her.
Louis Tomlinson will perform at the X Factor in tribute to his late mum, Johannah Deakin
In a statement released yesterday (9 Dec), Johannah’s family revealed she had died at the age of 43 after an aggressive battle with leukaemia.
Tributes to the mum-of-seven and midwife have poured in from thousands of Louis’ fan and friends and his former One Direction bandmates.
The touching lyrics to his new track – which he will perform for his mum after she had urged him to do so – have been released head of his appearance on the show that propelled him to the big time.
They include the lines: “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?/ What do you do when a chapter ends?/ Do you close the book and never read it again?
“Where do you go when your story's done?/ You can be who you want or you'll become/ If it all goes wrong.
"Darling just hold on/ The sun goes down and it comes back up/ The world still turns no matter what.”
In a heartbreaking statement, Johannah’s husband, Dan Deakin confirmed Johannah had lost her battle with cancer.
The statement said: “It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016.
“Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment.
“Johannah was first and foremost a truly amazing mother to seven children – Louis (24), Lottie (18), Félicité (16), and two sets of twins, Phoebe and Daisy (12) and Ernest and Doris (2) – whose individual talents and success are testament to the principles and beliefs she instilled in them.
“She was also an incredibly proud grandmother to Freddie.”
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