Taylor Swift: My Mom Has Cancer
Taylor Swift’s mother has cancer, the pop star revealed some sobering news Thursday. She wrote via Tumblr that her mother, Andrea Finlay, was recently diagnosed with an unspecified form of cancer.
“The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer,” Swift said in the post. “I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know.”
Taylor Swift also shared Tmblr’s link on her Twitter account. Within an hour and a half, Swift’s tweet about her mom had been retweeted more than 21,000 times.
“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.”
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Just after the tweet by the singer, #PrayForMamaSwift was a trending hashtag Thursday on Twitter. ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker added that “usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now.”
“Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you. I hope and pray that you never get news like this.”
This shocking release by the ‘Pink Love’ singer triggered an emotional reaction from cancer survivor Sharon Osbourne on The Talk Thursday.
62-year old former The Osbournes star said, “If it wasn’t for my eldest daughter, Aimee, and Ozzy I probably wouldn’t be here today, because I was always too busy to go to the doctors, tired, women – we find reasons for everything.”
“I just want to say to Taylor,” Osbourne added, “The world is praying for you and your family and sending positive, positive vibes and it works.”