Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mom Has Cancer
'I hope and pray that you never get news like this'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2015 11:36 AM CDT
Taylor Swift hugs her mom Andrea after Reba McEntire announced her as the winner of the entertainer of the year award during the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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(Newser) – Taylor Swift, a celeb known for time and again helping others with cancer, today revealed on Tumblr that her mother has cancer. "I'd like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know," writes the singer, who goes on to explain why. "For Christmas this year, I asked my mom that one of her gifts to me be her going to the doctor to get screened for any health issues, just to ease some worries of mine," she wrote. That visit ultimately led to the diagnosis, and Andrea Finlay wants her daughter's fans to know that "your parents may be too busy juggling everything they've got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle…" Read her full post here.