In a new interview, Taylor Swift has revealed the latest development in the health of her mother, Andrea Swift. Talking about her upcoming documentary Miss Americana and her tour plans for 2020, the singer shares the latest battle they are facing as a family.
“She’s really the guiding force. Almost every decision I make, I talk to her about it first. So obviously it was a really big deal to ever speak about her illness,” Swift tells Variety about Andrea, who will be featured in the upcoming Netflix project. “While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumor. And the symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumor is nothing like what we’ve ever been through with her cancer before. So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family.”
The brain tumor diagnosis for Andrea Swift is in addition to her battle with breast cancer, for which she is undergoing chemotherapy. The health of her mother has played a major role in the planning for 2020, with Swift opting for more flexibility with festival shows and no big tour to be able to handle what’s happening at home.
“I feel like I haven’t done festivals, really, since early in my career — they’re fun and bring people together in a really cool way,” Taylor says. “But I also wanted to be able to work as much as I can handle right now, with everything that’s going on at home. And I wanted to figure out a way that I could do both those things.”
Miss Americana arrives on Netflix on January 31.