Taylor Swift Announces Sad, Scary News About Her Mother

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Illnesses do not discriminate. So much so, that even Taylor Swift has been hit with it. The singer just announced that her mother Andrea Finlay has cancer.

In a touching Tumblr post, Tay announced the news and gave tons of encouragement to fans going through the same situation. Why can't we be as strong as her during times like these?

Hey guys,

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. Usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now.

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 agreed, and went in to get checked. There were no red flags and she felt perfectly fine, but she did it just to get me and my brother off her case about it.

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.

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.

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.

Love you.

Wow, we just can't. How sad is that? Taylor's mom has been there with her through everything. We're sure she's having such a hard time right now.

And really...how strong is that letter? Can we just take a moment to appreciate Tay Tay for being so open to her fans? It's really cool of her to show Swifties that she goes through real-life situations, too. We're sure she'll be a huge inspiration for those going through the same, hard time.

We want Taylor to know we're keeping her family in our thoughts right now. Do you have any advice for her to get through this difficult time? Chime in, below.

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