We are heartbroken to report that Taylor Swift's mom Andrea Swift has been diagnosed with cancer. The singer announced the news on her Tumblr, writing a long and heartfelt post explaining the situation to her fans.
"I’m writing to you with an update I wish I wasn’t giving you, but it’s important and I’m used to sharing important events in my life with you. Usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now," she wrote.
She says that she asked her mom to get screened for one of her Christmas gifts.
"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."
Even though her family wants to keep the details of her diagnosis private, she thought it was important to share with her fans.
"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."
Our hearts go out to the Swift family, but we're so glad that it seems like she's gotten an early diagnosis. Send them your kind thoughts in the comments!