Taylor Swift Gives Update On Mom’s Cancer Battle: ‘They Found A Brain Tumor’

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Taylor Swift is opening up this week about her mother’s most recent cancer diagnosis.

The “Lover” singer sat down with Variety to discuss her upcoming Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, which is set to debut on January 31st.

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She revealed to the outlet that while her mother, Andrea Swift, was undergoing cancer treatments, doctors discovered a brain tumor.

“She was going through chemo, and that’s a hard enough thing for a person to go through,” Swift told the magazine. “While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumor.”

Swift first shared of her mother’s cancer diagnosis back in 2015.

Although Andrea had since gone into remission, Swift revealed in an essay she wrote for Elle Magazine last march that the cancer had returned during the filming of the documentary.

 

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“Both of my parents have had cancer, and my mom is now fighting her battle with it again,” she wrote.

“It’s taught me that there are real problems and then there’s everything else. My mom’s cancer is a real problem,” she continued. “I used to be so anxious about daily ups and downs. I give all of my worry, stress, and prayers to real problems now.”

The recurrence of the cancer, Swift told Variety, is one of the major reasons why she has opted out of a world tour to promote her current album ― which features an emotional Dixie Chicks-assisted ballad, “Soon You’ll Get Better,” about her mother’s illness.

“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 said. “So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family.”

This new diagnosis only confirms her decision to stay close to home.

“This is a year where I have to be there for my family — there’s a lot of question marks throughout the next year, so I wanted to make sure that I could go home,” she told Billboard in December.

“I mean, we don’t know what is going to happen. We don’t know what treatment we’re going to choose,” she said. “It just was the decision to make at the time, for right now, for what’s going on.”

 

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It’s no secret that Taylor Swift has a close relationship with her mom. The pop star calls her a “guiding force” in her life.

“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.”

Our continued prayers are with the Swift family as they face Andrea’s most recent diagnosis.


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