Louis Tomlinson says thank-you for support after mum's death

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Louis Tomlinson has thanked fans for their support following the death of his mother.

The One Direction star's mum Johannah Deakin died on Wednesday at the age of 43 after a battle with leukaemia.

Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson (John Davisson/Invision/PA)

Louis took to the X Factor stage on Saturday night to perform his new single with DJ Steve Aoki in her honour, and has now shared a picture from their performance on Instagram, with the words: "Thank you for the incredible support :)."

The performance of Just Hold On marked the first time Louis had appeared in public since his mum died.

He received a standing ovation and many fans and fellow celebs praised his courage.