Taylor Swift says her mother is battling cancer

Taylor Swift (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift revealed to her fans that her mother has cancer.

Swift wrote about the news in a post on her Tumblr on Thursday, which her representative confirmed. Swift said she wants to keep the details private, but said her mother wanted her fans to know what was going on.

The 25-year-old singer said she asked her mother to see her doctors as a Christmas gift. She said “there were no red flags,” but they later learned Andrea Swift had cancer.

Thought Swift is the superstar, Andrea has become a favorite among Swift’s fans, often earning cheers from audiences at live shows and taking photos with fans.

Swift also encouraged her young fans to remind their parents to go to the doctor and get check-ups.

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