EXCLUSIVE: Cher 'worried' about her 90-year-old mother Georgia Holt's 'fragile' state, source says

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Cher is putting her family first.

The 70-year-old actress worried fans after dropping out of her upcoming Lifetime movie due to a "serious family issue," though a source tells ET that the icon is in good health. Instead, Cher's inability to commit to the film stems from her concern for her mother Georgia Holt's "fragile" state.

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"Cher's worried about her mother's health. She's in her 90's now and does not want to be far from her," the source says. "Her mother is not deathly ill, but is somewhat fragile. "

"Cher's health is fine," the source added.

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Cynthia McFadden interviews the legendary Cher, who produced a documentary about her mother Georgia Holt - who at age 86 has released her first album - on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing Friday, May 3 (7-9am, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CHER, GEORGIA HOLT (MOTHER), GEORGANNE LAPIERRE (SISTER
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4451 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musicians Cher, Georgia Holt during an interview on April 30, 2013 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4451 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musicians Cher, Georgia Holt during an interview on April 30, 2013 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4451 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musicians Georgia Holt and Cher arrive on April 30, 2013 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4451 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musicians Cher, Georgia Holt during an interview with host Jay Leno on April 30, 2013 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Cher and her mother Georgia Holt attend Cher's hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 18, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Cher and her mother Georgia Holt attend Cher's hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 18, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 18: Cher mom Georgia Holt attends Hand And Footprint Ceremony At Grauman's Chinese Theatre>> at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 18, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Christy Bono, Cher, Chasity Bono and Georgia Holt (Cher's Mother) (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Georgia Holt (Cher's Mother) and Cher (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 27: (L-R) Georgia Holt, Cher, Chastity Bono and Sonny Bono sighted on April 27, 1983 at Bono's Restaurant in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
(Original Caption) 12/12/1974-Brentwood, California-Singer Cher Bono holding her daughter, Chastity. Cher's mother, Georgia Holt is at right.
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In statement to ET on Friday, Cher announced that she dropped out of the Lifetime movie, which was based on the 2016 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, because she was "unable to leave Los Angeles."

"This has been a project so near and dear to my heart and I was truly looking forward to helping tell this story," she shared. "Unfortunately, I will be unable to leave Los Angeles during the scheduled filming as I am dealing with a serious family issue that prevents me from going on location for the April filming."

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"I'm so glad that Craig and Neil [the producers] plan to move ahead and I know that this Lifetime movie will be done beautifully," Cher added.

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