Taylor Swift has said that she would likely never perform her song “Soon You’ll Get Better,” but she debuted the song with an emotional performance on the One World: Together At Home special.
Taylor wrote the song about her mom Andrea Swift’s battle with cancer and the song is on her latest album Lover. “We as a family decided to put this on the album, and it’s something I’m so proud of, but it’s just really hard,” Taylor told fans back in August 2019. “I can’t sing it. It’s hard to just emotionally deal with that song.” “It was hard to write, it’s hard to sing. It’s hard to listen to for me, but sometimes music is like that,” she added.
Meanwhile, Taylor announced Friday that she is canceling all scheduled 2020 live performances, and will reschedule the U.S. and Brazil legs of her tour for 2021.
In a tweet, Swift expressed her regret but encouraged her fans to continue supporting the stay-at-home orders in many states, social distancing and other quarantine measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Swift also attached a screenshot of a larger statement from her tour citing the recommendations of Health organizations and governments as the reason for canceling her live appearances and tours. Tickets for U.S. and Brazil shows would transfer to the new dates when they are announced later this year. Ticketmaster will issue refunds upon request beginning May 1st.