Taylor Swift Announces Mother's Cancer Diagnosis
April 9, 2015 at 8:55 AM (PT)
BIG MACHINE star TAYLOR SWIFT announced via her TUMBLR TODAY (4/9) that her mother, ANDREA FINLAY, has been diagnosed with cancer. SWIFT did not reveal the type or stage in relation to the diagnosis, but shared the diagnosis with fans in hopes of encouraging others to take care of their health.
"I'm writing to you with an update I wish I wasn't giving you, but it's important and I'm used to sharing important events in my life with you," began SWIFT. "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. The results came in, and I'm saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I'd like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private. She's got an important battle to fight. Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you. I hope and pray that you never get news like this."