In December 2016, famous musician Louis Tomlinson revealed that his mother had passed away after a battle with leukemia. The singer, from the popular band “One Direction,” had millions of fans reaching out in support.
Now, even more sad news about his family has emerged. The 26-year-old’s estranged father, Troy Austin, revealed that he now has cancer as well.
Troy Austin announced the news during an interview with The Sun. He said that he was diagnosed with liver cancer. He said that he had at least one tumor removed during a four-hour surgery.
Not only is cancer a tough battle that their family has to deal with, Troy revealed that their family dynamics are not ideal. Tomlinson’s father blames himself for the diagnosis and says that he wants to take this opportunity to reconnect with his children.
Troy Austin said, “I believe my tumor was down to drinking and smoking. I can’t blame it on anything else. Each day I was smoking up to 25 cigarettes and drinking six to eight cans of Tyskie, a Polish lager. And my diet was terrible. It was Chinese and Indian takeaways and a lot of chips [fries].”
Troy also revealed that his own mother, Louis’ grandmother, passed away from cancer as well in 2017. He said that now his focus is to try to amend his relationship with his son, whom he has had an extremely rocky relationship with.
He said, “As for Louis, if he ever wanted to make contact then I would be happy for that to happen.”
For Louis, this is bound to be tough news. In the last two years, his mother died from cancer, his grandmother died from cancer, and now, his father, even though he doesn’t have contact with him, has been diagnosed as well.
Please keep Louis and the rest of his family in your prayers as they navigate their relationship dynamics and as his father walks through cancer treatment.
In other, more uplifting news, fans just got a sneak peek of Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding cake and it looks delicious!