Taylor Swift reveals mum Andrea's brain tumour diagnosis

Taylor Swift and her mum, Andrea.
Taylor Swift and her mum, Andrea. Photo credit: Getty Images

Taylor Swift has revealed her mum has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The singer told Variety that while her mum Andrea, 62, was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, doctors found the tumour.

"The symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumour is nothing like what we've ever been through with her cancer before. So it's just been a really hard time for us as a family," Taylor said.

Her mum's health was partly the reason why she limited her upcoming tour for her album Lover. She plans to perform only four stadium shows in America and play the summer festival circuit in Europe.

"We don't know what is going to happen. We don't know what treatment we're going to choose. It just was the decision to make at the time, for right now, for what's going on."

She also spoke about the close relationship she has with her mum and how she's her "guiding force".

"Almost every decision I make, I talk to her about it first. So obviously it was a really big deal to ever speak about her illness," she said.

In 2015, Taylor wrote a Tumblr post detailing her mum's battle with breast cancer, saying how important it was for everyone to get regular check-ups.

"She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they've got going on to go to the doctor … She's got an important battle to fight," Taylor wrote.

Although Andrea completed her cancer treatment, Taylor revealed in an Elle magazine article in March 2019 that she'd relapsed.

She wrote in her 30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30 essay that her mum's regression taught her there are "real problems and then there's everything else".

"My mom's cancer is a real problem. I used to be so anxious about daily ups and downs. I give all of my worry, stress, and prayers to real problems now."