Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mom Has Been Diagnosed With a Brain Tumor

This combination photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2019, left, and Swift's mother Andrea Finlay at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas on April 19, 2015. Swift has revealed in a new interview that her mother has a brain tumor. Swift, who has spoken about her mother's battle with cancer over the years, told Variety in an interview published Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, that while her mother was going through treatment, “they found a brain tumor." (AP Photo)

In a recent interview with Variety, Taylor Swift revealed that her mother, Andrea Swift, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Swift says the tumor was discovered while her mother was undergoing treatment for cancer.

"While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumor. And 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," Swift says. "So it's just been a really hard time for us as a family."

Swift, who calls her mom her "guiding force," says her current limited touring schedule is due to her desire to be there for her mom during this difficult time.

"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," Swift says.

Read More: Taylor Swift Says Faith Hill Has Been a Mentor and Inspiration Throughout Her Career

Swift wrote "Soon You'll Get Better," a collaboration with the Dixie Chicks from her 2019 album Lover, about her mother's cancer battle.

"Who am I supposed to talk to? What am I supposed to do? If there's no you?" Swift sings in the song.

Swift first revealed in mom's cancer diagnosis in 2015. In early 2019, during the filming of Miss Americana, a documentary about Swift's life and career, Andrea Swift's cancer returned.

"It's taught me that there are real problems and then there's everything else," Swift wrote in a 2019 essay for Elle. "My mom's cancer is a real problem. I used to be so anxious about daily ups and downs. I give all of my worry, stress, and prayers to real problems now.

Miss Americana will be released Jan. 31 on Netflix.

Now Watch: Brad Paisley and His Wife Kimberly Are Opening a Free Grocery Store For Those in Need

recommended for you

Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mom Has Been Diagnosed With a Brain Tumor