Taylor Swift reveals her mother has cancer in heartfelt Tumblr post

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Taylor Swift Reveals Mother Has Cancer

By CHELSEA HUANG

Taylor Swift revealed on Thursday that her mother, Andrea Finlay, has been diagnosed with cancer.

In a heartbreaking Tumblr post, the pop star explained that she made her mother get screened for any health issues "just to ease some worries" over the holidays.

"The results came in, and I'm saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer," Swift wrote in the post. "I'd like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Taylor Swift and her mother attends the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Taylor Swift (R) is congratulated by her mother after being announced the winner of the Songwriter/Artist of the Year at the 41st Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel on October 16, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 15: Musician Taylor Swift and her mother pose in the audience during the 42nd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA/Getty Images for ACMA)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22: Singer Taylor Swift and mother Andrea Finlay are seen on December 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 19: Musician Taylor Swift and her mother Andrea Swift backstage during Brooks & Dunn's The Last Rodeo Show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/ACMA2010/Getty Images for ACMA)
Taylor Swift and guest during 42nd Academy of Country Music Awards - Red Carpet at The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
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Finlay, 57, asked Swift to make her diagnosis public, so fans could also urge their parents to get screened and either have a possible early diagnosis or peace of mind in knowing they're healthy.

The "Shake It Off" singer is extremely close with her mom. Her song "The Best Day" on her "Fearless" album is about their relationship.

"I've never gone a day without talking to her," she told Ladies Home Journal in 2010. "Growing up, she was always there for me when I needed a friend. That's why she's still one of my closest friends now."

Swift also revealed in her note that she might be cutting the number of shows in her upcoming 1989 World Tour.

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