Taylor Swift’s mother, Andrea Swift, has been battling breast cancer since 2015, and has now been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Singer Shake It Off revealed the news in her new Variety cover story that promoted her new Netflix documentary Miss Americana.
During the filming of the documentary – which will premiere this month at the Sundance Film Festival – Swift discovered that her mother’s cancer had returned. And, the 30-something said her mother was going through chemo, which is hard enough for a person.
“While she was on treatment, they found a brain tumor. And the symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumor are nothing like what we have experienced with their cancer before. So it’s a really tough time for us as a family, ”said Swift.
His mother’s health is one of the main reasons why Swift changed its traditional tour schedule in 2020. Instead of being on the road for nine months of the year as it has done in the past for promote an album, Swift will promote Lover with just four stadium dates in America and a few shows on the festival circuit in Europe. Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mom Andrea’s Brain Tumor Diagnosis
Swift explained that they don’t know what’s going to happen and they don’t know which treatment to choose. The singer wants to be there for her mom, and she says limiting her tour this year was the decision she had to make given what was going on with her mom.
In addition to her mother’s health, Swift also changed her tour schedule because she wanted to perform in new places and do things she had never done before, like Glastonbury. Swift hasn’t done many festivals in her career, and she says they’re fun because they bring people together in a cool way.
In the end, however, Swift wants to work as much as she can manage with everything that’s going on at home. And, she wanted to find a way to work and be available to her mother as much as possible.
Taylor Swift says that her mom is the driving force in her life for almost every decision she makes, and it was very important for her to speak publicly about her mom’s illness.
Miss Americana will be available for streaming on Netflix starting January 31.