Taylor Swift’s Mom Develops Cancer
This week, we all got a bit of sad news from Ms. Taylor Swift. Taylor announced via her Tumblr page that her mother has cancer. While the pop singer didn’t divulge what type of cancer it is or what stage it is at, she did say “I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private.”
Taylor’s mom, Andrea, is only 57 years old. She quit her job as a mutual fund marketing executive years ago to raise both Swift and Swift’s younger brother, Austin. Since then, Andrea has joined Taylor on tour and has appeared in several of her videos. To say that Taylor’s fans feel connected to Andrea is quite the understatement. That’s why it should come as no surprise that Taylor wanted to share this news through Tumblr. This blogging platform is often where Taylor chats with her fans late at night.
On Tumblr, Taylor explained how for Christmas last year she asked her mom to get screened for any potential health problems, “just to ease some worries of mine.” Her mother felt “perfectly fine” but made an appointment with a doctor to get tests done anyways “just to get me and my brother off her case” about it. Taylor went on to say, “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.”
As soon as the news broke out, the hashtag “#PrayForMamaSwift” was automatically trending on Twitter. This just hows how dedicated Taylor’s fans are. These fans made it clear that they were supporting the Swifts during this time and offering up their prayers. Within an hour and a half, Swift’s tweet about her mom had been retweeted more than 21,000 times. Besides announcing her mother’s cancer, Taylor also urged her fans to make sure that their parents get screened for cancer and any other health issues.
I just want to say my heart goes out to Taylor and her family. Here’s to a speedy recovery for Andrea.
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