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25th Sep 2019

Louis Tomlinson has spoken about the death of his sister Félicité for the first time

Keeley Ryan

Louis Tomlinson has spoken about the death of his sister Félicité for the first time.

The One Direction singer lost his mum, Johannah Deakin, in December 2016 after a battle with a “very aggressive” form of leukaemia.

And in March this year, 18-year-old Félicité sadly passed away after she was found unresponsive in her London flat.

Now, Tomlinson has told The Guardian that the tragedies have given him a different view on life – and how it will be “the darkest shit I’m going to have to deal with.”

The Kill My Mind singer said:

“That whole dark side I’ve gone through, it sounds stupid to say, but it gives me strength everywhere else in my life, because that’s the darkest shit that I’m going to have to deal with.

“So it makes everything else, not feel easier and not less important, but, in the grand scheme of things, you see things for what they are, I suppose.

“There’s no time for me to be sat feeling sorry for myself. I’ve been to rock bottom and I feel like, whatever my career’s going to throw in front of me, it’s going to be nothing as big or as emotionally heavy as that.

“So, weirdly, I’ve turned something that’s really dark into something that empowers me, makes me stronger.”

He also said that fans have been “crucial” to him, as he recalled how he “felt their love and support.”

He continued:

“I’m sure every artist says this, but I do believe it. We’ve been through some dark times together and those things I’ve been through, they carry a weight, emotionally, on the fans as well.

“And I felt their love and support. I remember really clearly when I lost my mum, that support was mad.”