Swift shared the devastating news with her Tumblr followers.
Through all the ups and downs in her life, Taylor Swift has shared her experiences with fans through her music. On Thursday (April 9), Swift wrote a Tumblr to share that her mother Andrea has been diagnosed with cancer.
“I’m used to sharing important events in my life with you,” Swift wrote. “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, Swift and her brother Austin urged their mother to get screened for health issues just to make sure everything was okay. “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,” Swift wrote.
Swift continued, “The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer.” Swift said her family wanted fans to know, but asked for privacy about her mother’s condition and treatment.
“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.
Swift is currently preparing for her 1989 World Tour, which opens in Tokyo, Japan on May 5.
Read Swift’s entire blog here.