Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mother Has Cancer

This morning Taylor Swift tweeted her fans a Tumblr link to a letter she wrote about her mother, Andrea Finlay’s, recent cancer diagnosis.

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. There were no red flags and she felt perfectly fine, but she did it just to get me and my brother off her case about it.

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.

The letter goes on to encourage fans to remind their parents to go to the doctor and get checked. She doesn’t reveal what type of cancer it is or the prognosis. You can read the rest of the letter here.

(h/t: TMZ)