Taylor Swift posted a heartbreaking update on her Tumblr page today when the singer revealed that her mum is currently battling cancer. The superstar award-winner has always been close to her mum, Andrea (57), and revealed that it was at her and her brother’s insistence that their mother had gone to get a health check.

Taylor Swift     Taylor Swift has revealed her mother is battling cancer

In her post, Taylor said: "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 east 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."

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Unfortunately, these checks led to the family receiving the devastating news that her mum wasn’t well; however, Taylor explained that her family would like to keep the details of the illness private.

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Taylor (25) continued: "My mom 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."