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One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s estranged father ‘attempts suicide’

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Published 20/08/2015 | 07:26

Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth partying together in May. Picture: Splash News

Louis Tomlinson’s father Troy Austin reportedly tried to take his own life.

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The 23-year-old One Direction member and his 46-year-old dad are not speaking currently, with recent reports suggesting their relationship has been fractured for years.

Louis Tomlinson of One Direction performs during the Honda Civic Tour at Qualcomm Stadium on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego.
Louis Tomlinson of One Direction performs during the Honda Civic Tour at Qualcomm Stadium on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego.

And in light of news Louis is expecting his own child, it seems the pop star has even more family drama to deal with, as his father Troy supposedly attempted suicide.

According to British newspaper The Sun, Troy tried to gas himself to death in a car after binge drinking beer. After being arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, Louis’ dad apparently attempted to harm himself even more while at a police station in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Troy was then taken to hospital for further treatment.

Louis Tomlinson from One Direction backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Louis Tomlinson from One Direction backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

It’s claimed Troy, who left the pop singer’s mother when Louis was five years old, hasn’t spoken to his son in at least three years.

Sources tell The Sun the estranged patriarch feels alone in the world, as many of his loved ones have written him off.

One Direction (left to right) Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles backstage at the Capital FM Summertime Ball held at Wembley Stadium, London.
One Direction (left to right) Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles backstage at the Capital FM Summertime Ball held at Wembley Stadium, London.

“It’s tragic. He’s lost all of his friends. They’ve all disowned him. This isn’t about Louis,” an insider told the outlet.

“He is drinking heavily and a habitual dope smoker and that will mess with your mind.”

Louis Tomlinson and his mother Johannah Poulston attend the Believe in Magic Cinderella Ball at Natural History Museum on August 10, 2015 in London, England.
Louis Tomlinson and his mother Johannah Poulston attend the Believe in Magic Cinderella Ball at Natural History Museum on August 10, 2015 in London, England.

It’s claimed the tragedy began after Troy argued with his brother over a hotel they co-own.

Prosecutor Joanne Lewis-Crookes notes authorities became involved because people had a feeling Troy was about to self-destruct.

“He had been reported as a missing person and there were real concerns about his mental state and well-being,” the attorney noted.

“It is suspected he went off, having borrowed a friend’s car, to kill himself.”

Louis is currently expecting his first child with 23-year-old American based stylist Briana Jungwirth.

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