Louis Tomlinson’s Dad Diagnosed with Liver Cancer 18 Months After Mom Dies

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Louis Tomlinson doesn’t have the best relationship with his birth father, Troy Austin, and hasn’t spoken to him for about five years. But with that said, it’s still incredibly sad to hear the news that the 49-year-old is currently battling liver cancer.

Troy confirmed the news to The Sun and revealed that he recently went through a four-hour surgery to remove a tumor. He told the publication:

“The staff have been brilliant. The doctors are amazing and the nurses are hilarious; they really lift your spirits every day. The NHS might get criticized in some quarters but I have had a great service. 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. Some days I wouldn’t eat at all but would just drink and smoke. I would drink to celebrate the good times and drink to cope with the bad. Whatever life threw at me I would drink. And there was stress. The stress of my mom dying in March last year and my dog Okee died five days before Christmas. I had lived with him for 14 years and anyone who has had a dog will know how hard that has been. I am just so happy that I was diagnosed early.”

The 24-year-old singer’s mom, Johannah Deakin, tragically died from leukemia in December 2016

Troys says he wants to reunite with his son because his “life is changing now.”

“If he ever wanted to make contact then I would be happy for that to happen,” he explains.