Taylor Swift shared a heartbreaking message with her fans today when she revealed in a Tumblr post that her mom, Andrea Swift, has been diagnosed with cancer. Our hearts go out Taylor and her family, and in her own words, Taylor expressed the importance of taking care of your health, as well as your parents' health too.
"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," Taylor wrote.
The singer also wanted to make it clear that although your parents can get a little too busy to take time to go the doctor for a check-up, it's up to you to keep reminding those who you care about in your life to make sure they go get tested.
"[My mom] 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," she continued.
We know the Swift family is going through a tough time, but it's nice to see that Taylor and her mom hope to help others with their situation. We are sending Taylor lots of love today.
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