Taylor Swift announced on Tumblr this afternoon that her mother Andrea has been diagnosed with cancer.
While the full details of the diagnosis and treatment will be kept private by Tay and her family, the disease was discovered this week after Andrea was screened by her doctor "for any health issues, just to ease some worries of [Taylor's]" around Christmas.
"She wanted you to know because 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," explains Taylor. "Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about."
We wish the Swift family all the best, and hope that Andrea has an easy and fast recovery.
You can read Taylor's full statement from her Tumblr below.