Taylor Swift has revealed that her mother, Andrea, has a brain tumor.
Swift, who has spoken about her mother’s battle with cancer over the years, told Variety in a new interview that while her mother was going through treatment, “they found a brain tumor.”
“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 said.
Andrea Swift has become a recognizable figure among Taylor’s die-hard fans, with some of them even posting about her online. She is often seen smiling by her daughter’s side at award shows and in public.
“Everyone loves their mom; everyone’s got an important mom,” Swift, 30, told 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 confirmed that her mom’s health is the reason she won’t be going on a full tour for her latest album Lover.