Fans are keeping Taylor Swift in their thoughts. The singer revealed that her mom, Andrea Swift, had breast cancer back in 2015, and now, she admitted that while treating the disease, they discovered that she also had a brain tumor.
“While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumor,” she told Variety. “The symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumor is nothing like what we’ve ever been through with her cancer before. So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family.”
The “Look What You Made Me Do” songstress also explained that her mom’s illness is the reason she’s only visiting a few cities on her upcoming Lover Tour. For those who forgot, the 30-year-old announced that she was hitting the road this summer back in September 2019, and some fans were upset that she’s only got four concerts in America.
“I mean, we don’t know what is going to happen. We don’t know what treatment we’re going to choose. It just was the decision to make at the time, for right now, for what’s going on,” she added. “Everyone loves their mom, everyone’s got an important mom. But for me, she’s really the guiding force. Almost every decision I make, I talk to her about it first. So obviously it was a really big deal to ever speak about her illness.”
Taylor first revealed that her mom was sick in 2015, writing in a now-deleted Tumblr post, “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,” Taylor added. “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.”
“Both of my parents have had cancer, and my mom is now fighting her battle with it again,” she wrote.
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