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Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mum Is Now Battling A Brain Tumour

Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mum Is Now Battling A Brain Tumour

Poor Taylor, this must be so tough.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Taylor Swift has revealed her mum now has a brain tumour in a raw and emotional new interview.

The Love Story singer candidly opened up about her 62-year-old mother, Andrea Swift's cancer battle ahead of the release of her new documentary, Miss Americana.

Speaking to Variety magazine, Taylor revealed that her mum had been diagnosed with an undisclosed cancer back in 2015 - which has been widely reported to be breast cancer.

She added that she went into remission after treatment, but heartbreakingly, the disease came back last year during filming for the documentary.

"She was going through chemo, and that's a hard enough thing for a person to go through,' Taylor said. "While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumor."

Taylor and her mum Andrea are very close (

Speaking of the pain her mother was going through, Taylor added: "[Cancer] is a hard enough thing for a person to go through."

She went on to reveal she had shortened her yearlong tour to support her mother through her diagnosis.

"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," she said. "So it's just been a really hard time for us as a family.

"I mean, we don't know what is going to happen. We don't know what treatment we're going to choose. It just was the decision to make at the time, for right now, for what's going on".

The soon-to-be Glastonbury Festival headliner is known for being infamously private about her private life, so speaking out on something so personal will no doubt have been a tough decision.


"Everyone loves their mom," she said. "Everyone's got an important mom. But for me, she's really the guiding force.

"Almost every decision I make, I talk to her about it first. So obviously it was a really big deal to ever speak about her illness."

Poor Taylor, this must be so hard.

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