Taylor Swift dropped a sad on her Tumblr today when she told her fans that her mom Andrea Swift has been diagnosed with cancer. Tay Tay wants to keep the details private, but said that her mom wants to use her story and diagnosis as a PSA (Public Swift Announcement) to youngins with parents who think they’re too busy to go to the doctor and get checked out for cancer. Taylor writes that sometimes kids need to drag their parents to the doctor and they should do whatever it takes to get them there. Tell them you’re taking them to a Without A Trace meet and greet (parents LOVE that show) or leave a trail of Mimi’s Cafe coupons (parents LOVE Mimi’s Cafe coupons) from their door to the doctor’s office. Or do what Taylor did, ask them to go as a Christmas present to you. Taylor said that her mom went to the doctor for a check-up after Taylor asked her to go as a Christmas gift. Andrea was sick of Taylor and her son nagging her about going to the doctor so she finally went. After the check-up, she felt fine and there were no obvious red flags. But then the test results came back:
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.
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.
Andrea Swift usually travels along with Taylor during tours and she’s apparently known for plucking Swifties out of the audience to meet her daughter backstage. I see you, Justin Bieber’s dad, shaking your head like, “I do that too!” She doesn’t pick out fans to take backstage for the same reason you do, you sucio fuck!
And here’s to a Swift recovery. (Thousands of others have already been GONG’d for that line, I’m sure, so I might as well join the pack.)