Taylor Swift has been using her Tumblr account as the official platform in keeping her fans in the loop about the events in her life, which are mostly either about her music or her social affairs.
However, on Thursday, instead of the usual entertaining posts, the international pop superstar revealed a heartbreaking piece of news about the health condition of her 57-year-old mother, Andrea.
Swift began her message by writing that all she wanted as a Christmas gift was for her mom to go to a medical check-up. She shared that her mom assured her and her younger brother, Austin, that there was no reason for concern.
Unfortunately, the chart-topping young artist disclosed the real situation that her family is facing right now, “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, but she wanted you to know.”
The heartfelt message continued with the well-loved 25-year-old music icon reminding her loyal supporters about the importance of making health a priority, “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. Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about. She wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. She’s got an important battle to fight.”
It did not take long before “Swifties” got the news as #PrayforMamaSwift immediately went viral on Twitter; with fans across the globe sending words of encouragement for the Swift family during this challenging time.