Taylor Swift Shares The News That Her Mother Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer

9 April 2015, 16:42 | Updated: 9 April 2015, 17:18

Taylor Swift and Mum

Taylor took to Tumblr to ask for privacy while her mum battles cancer and to raise awareness amongst her fans.

Taylor Swift took to Twitter today to reveal to her fans that her mother, Andrea, has been diagnosed with cancer and to ask for privacy while her mother fights her battle against it.

Taylor, who is famous for sharing and caring for her fans, posted the heartfelt message telling fans why the family needs some privacy at this time but also to raise awareness amongst her Swifties and encourage their parents to get any health worries checked.

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Taylor posted, “Hey guys, 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.

“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.


My mom just texted me this from Wal Mart.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) onNov 2, 2014 at 12:57pm PST

“Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you. 
I hope and pray that you never get news like this. Love you. 

Taylor’s loyal Swifties took to Twitter after she broke the news to offer their love and support to Taylor and her mother, who is a regular fixture at Tay's concerts, during her treatment:

Our thoughts are with Taylor and her mother as we wish her a speedy recovery. 

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