Taylor Swift reveals her mom is battling cancer in new interview

Taylor Swift graces ELLE Magazine's April cover ahead of her 30th birthday, where she penned an honest and open letter inside the issue.

The "Shake It Off" singer touched upon an array of subjects -- from romance to her feud with KKW. But most notably she revealed that her mom Andrea is currently battling cancer for a second time.

“I’ve had to learn how to handle serious illness in my family. Both of my parents have had cancer, and my mom is now fighting her battle with it again,” Taylor wrote. “It’s taught me that there are real problems and then there’s everything else. My mom’s cancer is a real problem. I used to be so anxious about daily ups and downs. I give all of my worry, stress, and prayers to real problems now.”

While there are no specifics of her mother's condition or diagnosis, Swift first discussed her mom's battle with cancer back in April of 2015.

“This is something my family and I thought you should know about now,” she wrote on Tumblr four years ago. “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 … She’s got an important battle to fight. 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,” she continued.

Taylor and Andrea, 61, are known to have a close bond. The singer took to Instagram this past October to share a photo of her and her mom playing Scrabble, with the caption "Let the games BEGIN."

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Taylor Swift receives a Milestone award from her mother, Andrea, at The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 19: Honoree Taylor Swift (L) accepts the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award for Youngest ACM Entertainer of the Year from her mother Andrea Finlay during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 22: Austin Swift, Singer Taylor Swift and mother Andrea Finlay are seen on December 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
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)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 19: Honoree Taylor Swift accepts the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award for Youngest ACM Entertainer of the Year from her mother Andrea Finlay onstage during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Taylor Swift is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on October 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NARITA, JAPAN - MAY 31: Scott Swift, Taylor Swift and Andrea Swift are seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on May 31, 2014 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Taylor Swift is seen in Midtown on November 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: (L-R) Scott Swift, singer Taylor Swift and Andrea Swift attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: (L-R) Scott Swift, singer Taylor Swift and Andrea Swift attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 03: Andrea Swift (L) and singer Taylor Swift in the audience at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2011/Getty Images for ACM)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (Exclusive Coverage) Andrea Swift and Taylor Swift in the audience at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 03: (L-R) Andrea Swift, singer Taylor Swift and actress Reese Witherspoon in the audience at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2011/Getty Images for ACM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: (Exclusive Coverage) Andrea Swift and Taylor Swift in the audience at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mazur AMA 2010/WireImage)
Taylor Swift and her mom Andrea Swift 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)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Singer Taylor Swift (L) and her mom Andrea Swift backstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 18: (L-R) Musician Taylor Swift, Andrea Swift and actress Nicole Kidman during the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2010/Getty Images for ACMA)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 18: (L-R) Musicians Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland, musician Taylor Swift, Andrea Swift, actress Nicole Kidman and musician Keith Urban attend the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/ACMA2010/Getty Images for ACMA)
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