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Louis Tomlinson says his mother's dying wish was for him to reconcile with Zayn

We’re crying.

By Jessica Chandra
Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson’s mother, Johannah Deakin, sadly lost her battle with leukaemia in December last year. She was only 47 when she passed away.

Just days after Johannah died, the One Direction star performed his debut solo single “Just Hold On” on The X Factor UK, and dedicated his performance to his mother after she urged him to go on with the show.

At the time, it was reported that Johannah’s dying wish was for Louis to push through with his music career, even though it was the last thing he wanted to do.

“It’s not really something I feel 100 per cent comfortable talking too much about,” he said during an appearance on Hits 1 in Hollywood, “but just quickly, when I first found out about the news I did want to throw the towel in.”

“But it was me mum who said to me that I just gotta keep going. She told me very sternly that she wanted me to. I’m not doing it for her, we’re doing it for each other.”

Now, in a new interview, the musician revealed his mother had another dying wish — this time related to his relationship with former bandmate Zayn.

“My mum said, ‘You’ve got to get back in contact with Zayn. Life’s too fucking short,’” Louis told The Sun. “A mother’s intuition is just fucking crazy. It always felt supernatural to me. My mum always knew what I was feeling and what I wanted.”

Like a good son, Louis followed his mother’s advice, and said, “I met up with him and it was nice.”

“I would always see the good in Zayn and also watch him shoot himself in the foot with some of his decisions, but he’s just a little misunderstood.”

Louis and Zayn fell out in a very public way when they feuded over Twitter in May 2015, but after making up at the beginning of this year, Louis started showing some public love to Zayn on social media, most notably when he ‘liked’ a post on Instagram of Zayn and his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid.

BRB, we’re just crying all over again.