The singer, who looked after his mum since the age of 12, says there is a "silent army of young people" who need help caring for relatives.
Fans of JLS are in shock over the news that the boyband announced they are to split. They said after 5 number ones it is time to separate.
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Chart-topping stars JLS are the latest addition to this year's iTunes Festival.
The quartet, who were among the acts performing at the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace this week, will make their debut at the annual free festival.
They join acts as diverse as Jack White and One Direction on the bill for the month-long event.
JLS - whose hits include Everybody In Love and She Makes Me Wanna - will play the Roundhouse in Camden, north London, on September 6.
The shows will be broadcast online and fans can apply for free tickets at www.itunesfestival.com.
Daybreak's Steve Hargrave goes behind the scenes of JLS's new tour as they play Birmingham's LG arena.
Such an amazing first night on tour!! So we thought we would bring you more good news! look out for some exciting news at 8am today JLSHQ x