Apr 9, 2015 10:56 AM by Photo: Jana Zills / Wikimedia Commons / MGN
Taylor Swift is sharing sad new with her fans; her mother, Andrea Finlay, has cancer.
In a blog post on Tumblr, she broke the news.
"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."
Swift is keeping details of her mom's condition and treatment plans private. But says she and her mom are sharing the news to encourage others to visit the doctor for a checkup.