Taylor Swift announces that her mom has cancer

She wrote the post early Thursday morning.


Gabe Bergado


Published Apr 9, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 2:57 am CDT

In a Tumblr post on Thursday morning, Taylor Swift announced that her mom has been diagnosed with cancer. Although she didn’t disclose any details regarding her mom’s condition, Swift said her mother felt it was necessary for her daughter to share the information with her followers.

The 25-year-old writes:

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.

You can read the note in its entirety here. 

She also tweeted out the link to the Tumblr post.

Our thoughts are with the Swift family at this time.

Screengrab via TaylorSwiftVEVO/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 9, 2015, 12:16 pm CDT