Taylor Swift’s mother has brain cancer. The revelation was made by the singer during a recent interview with Variety in which they talk about some of the scenes from her upcoming documentary Miss Americana. In the interview, she says that things are hard at home which is why she opted not to do a lengthy world tour for her latest album Lover.
Some years ago the singer shared with the world that her mother, Andrea Swift, was battling breast cancer. During treatment for that cancer, doctors found that she also had a cancerous brain tumor. The news was nothing short of devastating for the entire Swift family.
‘While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumor,’ Swift said. ‘And the symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumor 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.’
This is the main reason for her deciding to not do anything more than a handful of stadium dates in the United States and a string of festival dates in Europe to promote Lover.
‘I wanted to be able to perform in places that I hadn’t performed in as much, and to do things I hadn’t done before, like Glastonbury,’ she said. ‘I feel like I haven’t done festivals, really, since early in my career — they’re fun and bring people together in a really cool way. But I also wanted to be able to work as much as I can handle right now, with everything that’s going on at home. And I wanted to figure out a way that I could do both those things.”
Taylor Swift’s documentary Miss Americana explores some of the most life-changing moments in her career. It touches on her embracing her political influence, growing older in the spotlight, and responding to the never-ending public backlash for every single thing she does. The documentary premieres this week at the Sundance Film Festival before hitting Netflix next week.