Taylor Swift Reveals Mom, Andrea Swift, Has Been Diagnosed With a Brain Tumor
Taylor Swift just revealed that her mom, Andrea Swift, is facing yet another cancer battle. In an interview with Variety, which was just published, the pop superstar revealed that her mom’s doctors discovered a brain tumor while she was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
"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,” Swift told Variety.
Swift addressed her mom’s breast cancer battle with the emotional track, “Soon You’ll Get Better,” on her Lover album last year.
Taylor says that her mom’s health did play a significant role in her decision to limit her touring schedule for the Lover album. Swift will play four stadium dates in America and do a few festivals in Europe this year.
“I feel like I haven’t done festivals, really, since early in my career — they’re fun and bring people together in a really cool way,” Swift revealed in the interview. “But I also wanted to be able to work as much as I can handle right now, with everything that’s going on at home. And I wanted to figure out a way that I could do both those things.”
Swift is speaking candidly about her mother’s battle in the interview and during the upcoming Miss Americana documentary.
“Everyone loves their mom; everyone’s got an important mom,” she tells Variety. “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 Swift’s Miss Americana documentary will debut on Netflix on Thursday (January 23). For more from Taylor’s personal interview with Variety, click here.