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X Factor graduate declares support to MS Society

X Factor graduate declares support to MS Society
14th October 2009

A popular boy band singer has declared his support to the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, having had personal links to the condition through his mother.

Oritse Williams, one of the four members of X Factor runners-up JLS, spoke of how his mother was diagnosed with the condition when he was 12 years old, leaving him responsible for looking after his siblings.

The 22-year-old singing sensation explained that MS can be tough for many people, though his mother tried to protect his family from her illness in an act that was "very strong and brave".

He continued: "Her attitude was that there were always other people worse off and her positivity did help me and my siblings.

"Visiting the MS Society was great - I met some amazingly inspirational people and it was good to meet the people behind the scenes that make it all happen."

JLS are to release a new single at the beginning of next month, making Everybody in Love available from November 1st on digital download and on the following day in shops.

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