“But it was my mum who said to me that I’ve just got to keep going,” Louis shared on the SiriusXM satellite radio show Hits 1 in Hollywood.

Just days later Louis performed his single on The X Factor.

“It was tough, but I felt like it was nice for me to almost have a little send off for her,” he said.

Louis also has been focusing on his son, Freddie, who just turned one.

He and ex Briana Jungwirth celebrated their son’s birthday with an intimate party.

“Special first birthday :),” Jungwirth wrote.

“Had a special day today with my birthday boy. Thanks for all the lovely messages!” Tomlinson tweeted.

Louis Tomlinson