Taylor Swift shares heartbreaking news about her mother, Andrea.
In a revealing interview with Variety published on Tuesday, the “Shake It Off” singer said her mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor while she was undergoing treatment for cancer.
Back in April 2015, the now-30-year-old first announced her mom’s health battle in an emotional letter to fans. Four years later in 2019, the musician told Elle that her mother’s cancer had returned.
“While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumor,” Swift told Variety. “And 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. So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family.”
The songstress and her family learned about Andrea’s second round of cancer and then tumor while Swift filmed her Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana,” out January 31.
“Everyone loves their mom; everyone’s got an important mom,” she said. “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.”
Taylor also revealed she has limited her 2020 touring schedule in order to be by her mom’s side.
“Yeah, that’s it. That’s the reason,” she explained. “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 pop star recently opened up about Andrea’s struggles in her 2019 song “Soon You’ll Get Better.”