Such sad news learned this morning. Taylor Swift’s mother, Andrea Swift, who has battled breast cancer, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Taylor made the statement in her Variety cover story, in which she discusses her forthcoming Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana,” which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Andrea’s cancer returned while the pop star was filming, explaining, “she was going through chemo, and that’s a hard enough thing for a person to go through.”
She added, “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. So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family.”
Taylor’s mother’s health battles influenced her decision to keep her touring for her latest album, “Lover,” to a minimum so she could be around whenever her mother needed her.
“I mean, we don’t know what is going to happen. We don’t know what treatment we’re going to choose,” she shared. “It just was the decision to make at the time, for right now, for what’s going on.”
Taylor addressed her mother’s health in her song “Soon You’ll Get Better” that featured the Dixie Chicks.
“I know delusion when I see it in the mirror / You like the nicer nurses, you make the best of a bad deal,” Taylor sings. “I just pretend it isn’t real.”
Andrea was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.