Just heartbreaking. Taylor revealed in an emotional Tumblr post to fans that her mother is battling cancer. The ‘Style’ singer is ‘saddened’ by the news but is staying strong for her family.
Poor Taylor Swift, 25. In a moving Tumblr post on April 9, the singer released devastating news: Her mother, Andrea, 57, has been diagnosed with cancer. Taylor and her family are keeping the specifics of Andrea’s condition private, but Taylor wanted to let her fans know what was going on in her private life.
Taylor Swift’s Mom Battling Cancer: Singer Reveals Diagnosis On Tumblr
Taylor penned a powerful note to her fans on Tumblr concerning her mother’s cancer diagnosis. Here’s an excerpt from her message:
For Christmas this year, I asked my mom that one of her gifts to me be her going to the doctor to get screened for any health issues, just to ease some worries of mine. She agreed, and went in to get checked. There were no red flags and she felt perfectly fine, but she did it just to get me and my brother off her case about it.
The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know.
She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle… Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about. She wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. She’s got an important battle to fight.
At the end of her note, she told her fans that she loved them and said, “I hope and pray that you never get news like this.” We admire Taylor for her poise and strength during this trying time.
Taylor’s mother has been right by the singer’s side since she catapulted to superstardom. Andrea is featured in Taylor’s “The Best Day” and “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” music videos. She was most recently heard capturing Taylor and brother Austin Swift’s adorable Easter egg hunt.
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Almost as soon as Taylor shared her Tumblr message, the love and support came tumbling in. Her fans sent their love and wished her mom the best.
No matter what, Swifties will always be there for Taylor. Stay strong, Tay!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Taylor and her family during this difficult time.
— Avery Thompson