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Taylor Swift: A brain tumor was diagnosed in mother Andrea

Heavy stroke of fate for Taylor Swift (30, "You Need To Calm Down"): In 2015, the singer announced for the first time that her mother Andrea (62) was diagnosed with cancer. A few years later, it appeared that she had won the fight against the disease. But cancer returned in 2019. As if that wasn't enough, the 62-year-old now got another diagnosis by chance: she has a brain tumor.

"We don't know what's going to happen"

"While she was being treated, the doctors found a brain tumor," Swift revealed in an interview with the US industry newspaper "Variety". "And the symptoms that a person experiences when they have a brain tumor are not comparable to what we've ever had with their cancer." It was "a really hard time" for the family.

The 30-year-old further explains: "We do not know what will happen. We do not know which treatment we will choose." Her main concern right now is to be there for her mother. "(…) For me, she is really the driving force. With almost every decision I make, I first talk to her about it," Swift describes her intimate relationship with mother Andrea.

"Lover" tour shortened

As a result, the singer has shortened her upcoming tour to her album "Lover". Usually, the 30-year-old is on the road for nine months after the release of a new album. In 2020, however, it was limited to four concerts in America and some festivals in Europe.