On Thursday, Taylor Swift announced that her mother, Andrea, was recently diagnosed with cancer.
"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," the 25-year-old revealed on her Tumblr page.
"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," the singer continues. “The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer."
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Though Taylor said she'd like to keep the details of her mom's condition and treatment private, she decided to share the news at the request of Andrea, 57.
“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,” she wrote.
Our thoughts are with Taylor's entire family during this incredibly difficult time.
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