The former-One Direction star, 28, took issue with questions he was asked by show hosts Dan Walker and Louise Minchin on Monday morning, following an awkward segment which left him feeling upset.
He is currently promoting his new album Walls, yet the presenters pressed him about his grief over the tragic loss of his mother, who died two years ago, his sister, who died last year, and his boy band past – including reported tensions between him and ex-bandmate Zayn Malik.
Never again! Louis Tomlinson has refused to appear on BBC Breakfast ever again
Following the appearance, Louis took to Twitter to tweet: ‘Defo wont be going on there again Haha! Love to all my fans for always having my back’
Despite the interview getting off to a pleasant start, Louis became noticeably uncomfortable when Dan asked about how he approaches songwriting with regards to ‘the loss of your mother and your sister and other things?’
Louis’ mother Johannah died of leukaemia in December 2016. His sister Félicité, 18, died last March after an accidental overdose. Louis wrote the track Two Of Us about Johannah, which appears on the new album – his first solo record since breaking from One Direction.
Following the appearance, Louis took to Twitter to tweet: ‘Defo wont be going on there again Haha! Love to all my fans for always having my back.’
Awkward viewing: The former-One Direction star took issue with questions he was asked by show hosts Dan Walker and Louise Minchin, following an awkward segment which clearly left him feeling upset
Tragic loss: Louis’ mother Johannah [pictured L] died of leukaemia in December 2016. His sister Félicité, 18, [pictured R] died last March after an accidental overdose
BBC Breakfast presenter Dan replied: ‘Sorry you feel like that. It was nice to speak to you on #BBCBreakfast this morning. Can I ask what you are upset about?’
To which Louis responded: ‘I was upset that you continued to ask me about my grief. It goes without saying how hard it is to lose both people so close to me. The least I ask is that you respect my decision of not wanting to be asked in interviews about something so painful.
‘I’m lucky enough to have a creative outlet for me to talk about grief this doesn’t however give you the right to talk about it for gossip purposes.’
He then tweeted: ‘Anyway f**k the negativity now. It’s been a siiiiick week.’
Dan continued to press the matter on Twitter, however, posting: ‘Hi Louis. We were asking you about the song on your new album about your mum. We know it’s painful which is why we didn’t dwell on it. No intention to upset you or be ‘gossipy’ about it at all. That’s not our style on #BBCBreakfast.’
A BBC spokesperson defended the interview, telling MailOnline on Monday afternoon: ‘We wanted to cover all aspects of Louis’ life that have influenced his new album and feel the questioning was fair.’
Upsetting: He is currently promoting his new album Walls, yet the presenters pressed him about his grief over the tragic loss of his mother, who died two years ago, his sister, who died last year [seen arriving at the studios at Media City, Manchester]
Past tense? Louis was also grilled about his boy band past – including reported tensions between him and ex-bandmate Zayn Malik [pictured last week]
The interview began with questions about Louis’ past in One Direction, which he answered happily.
‘It was incredible. It was such a drastic life change for us all… it’s interesting, and what was amazing for us is we had each other.
‘I’ve often looked across to other solo artists and thought how difficult it must be to come into fame on your own, whereas we always had each other, which helped us enjoy the whole ride really.’
But tension began to build when Dan asked of his songwriting process. He asked: ‘Do you feel that at some stage that “oh, I’ve put too much of yourself in there”, or is that part of helping you in writing that way, about the loss of your mother and your sister and other things?’
Louis said: ‘I think because of where I started my career on the X Factor and you know, there’s always been a camera on me, and I’ve always given a lot of myself, it’s kind of all I’ve known in my career really.
‘I almost use that to my advantage and I’m brave enough to talk about these things.’
The mention of these personal tragedies set the tone for the rest of the chat, with the hosts of the week-day morning show asking whether his One Direction co-stars had been in touch about the album.
‘The lads have texted me saying “well done” and that, which is proper nice.’
Louise added: ‘A lot of them are on their second albums, aren’t they?’
Prompting Louis to reply: ‘Yeah, yeah… What you saying, I’ve got some catching up to do?’
This then prompted Louise to question Louis about Zayn, to which he replied: ‘God, you’re proper going in here today.’
Dan insisted that fans would want to know if there was indeed any tension between the men, to which Louis answered: ‘Yeah they will, but people pick up on every little thing I say… I’m just not ready to have that conversation yet, that’s fair enough.’
The final question was about the possibility of a One Direction reunion, prompting Louis to conclude the chat by saying: ‘You’ve ticked them all off – trauma, Zayn and we’re finally on this one!
‘I’ll give you the answer I give everyone. It’s inevitable. I don’t know when. We’d be stupid not to.’