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Taylor Swift shares her mom is battling cancer

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Taylor Swift shares her mom is battling cancer

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taylor swift mom battling cancerWishing Taylor lots of comforting cat cuddles today. (Instagram.com/taylorswift)

Taylor Swift shared the worst kind of news with her fandom today, revealing on Tumblr that her mom has been diagnosed with cancer. Ugh, we're so sorry to hear that, Tay. As any Swiftie worth their salt knows, Tay and her mom as super-close. (Like her song "Best Day" is about spending time with her mother kind of close). Taylor made the announcement this morning, saying: "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....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." Before thanking fans for their support, Swift went on to say: "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." All our best thoughts and biggest hugs going your way today, Taylor and Taylor's mom! READ MORE: Taylor Swift's style evolution Fashion to empower cancer survivors How one woman is re-booting her life after a cancer diagnosis
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