Louis Tomlinson Opens Up On Grief In Poignant Interview Recorded Before His Sister's Death
Louis Tomlinson discussed the grief of losing his mum in a poignant interview, recorded five days before his sister Félicité died from a suspected heart attack last month.
The former One Direction popstar opened up on the grieving process during the interview which aired on today's (Thursday, 11th April)Lorraine, with Louis saying that we should talk about it more to help people cope with loss.
"We can all talk about it a little bit more which is why I feel good about singing the lyrics because it was a moment for me to speak about it publicly and put it into lyrics," Louis explained of his new song, which is a tribute to his mum, Johannah Deakin, who died in 2016 from Leukaemia.
Explaining why there was a piano in the first verse of 'Two of Us', he continued: "My mum was always obsessed with me playing piano and they said 'what about playing the opening verse on piano' and normally I might have said no but knowing she liked that idea I just went for it."
Louis, 27, said that "priceless" moments between him and his son Freddie, three, who he shares with ex-girlfriend Briana Jungwirth, have helped him cope with losing his mum.
He explained: "I have said a few times, it's the responsibility side of things that have made the [grief] process a little bit easier for me. Every time I spend time with Freddie... you feel so much love and it doesn't matter what's going on, in that moment that's all you are thinking about. Those times with him are priceless.
"He is well behaved but he is also a little bit mischievous, but in a harmless way. He is really funny and as he is getting older, I am seeing his personality come through. It's so exciting."
Louis hasn't spoken publicly on the death of Félicité, although his sisters - Lottie, Phoebe and Georgia - posted touching tributes to the 18-year-old on their own social media accounts shortly after news broke.
The One Directioner pulled out of his Comic Relief performance in the days after.
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