Taylor Swift Reveals Mom Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer

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Taylor Swift shared some sad news on Thursday (Apr. 9), revealing that her mother, Andrea Finlay, has been diagnosed with cancer. In an emotional post published on her Tumblr entitled “Just so you know…,” Swift said she decided to share the news with her fans because, “It’s important and I’m used to sharing important events in my life with you,” and that, “This is something my family and I thought you should know about now.”

She writes that she asked her mother to get screened for any health issues as her Christmas gift this year, “just to ease some worries of mine.” The singers says there were no red flags and her mother “felt perfectly fine,” but agreed to get checked to get Swift and her brother “off her case.” The results came in and revealed that Finlay has cancer.

Her mother decided to share the news of her diagnosis, so fans can urge their own parents to get checked:

“She 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.”

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Read the full post below:

Hey guys,

I’m writing to you with an update I wish I wasn’t giving you, but it’s important and I’m used to sharing important events in my life with you. Usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now.

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.

She 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.

Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you.
I hope and pray that you never get news like this.

Love you.
Taylor