During an interview with Variety, the 30-year-old singer Taylor Swift revealed that her mother Andrea has been diagnosed with a brain tumor while undergoing treatment for cancer. Andrea's cancer returned for the second time while Taylor was filming her upcoming documentary Miss Americana, which is set to premiere on January 31st.
Taylor Swift opens up about her mom's illness: "For me, she's really the guiding force"
The "Shake it Off" singer opened up about her mother's diagnosis and explained she was the reason she wanted to spend less time touring this year. "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. It’s just been a really hard time for us as a family," she said.
This is Taylor Swift's heartbreaking track about her mom's battle with cancer
Grammy-award-winner Taylor Swift made reference to her mom's cancer diagnosis in her 2019 track "Soon You'll Get Better," featured in her album Lover, where she sings: "In doctor's-office-lighting, I didn't tell you I was scared, that was the first time we were there. Holy orange bottles, each night I pray to you, desperate people find faith, so now I pray to Jesus too."
Our thoughts are with Taylor Swift and her family.