Shake it off, Taylor Swift. That's what fans are saying about the devastating news the singer posted on her Tumblr page.
Swift took to social media to reveal that her mother, Andrea Finlay, has been diagnosed with cancer.
"Hey guys, I'm writing to you with an update I wish I wasn't giving you, but it's important and I'm used to sharing important events in my life with you. Usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now," she wrote.
"She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they've got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle… Or peace of mind in knowing that they're healthy and there's nothing to worry about. She wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. 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."
Swift's family has lived in Lehigh Valley for several years and she spent summers growing up in Stone Harbor.