Taylor Swift had a sweet message for her mother after being honored at the CMT Music Awards.
The pop icon won Best Family Feature for her "The Best Day" music video, which accompanied the re-recorded release of her 2008 album "Fearless." The video shows personal footage capturing special moments with her family, including her mom Andrea. Taking to Twitter after receiving the award, Taylor wrote, "I LOVE YOU MOM."
Taylor and Andrea are famously close. On Mother's Day last year, the "Folklore" artist paid tribute to Andrea with a heartwarming message on Instagram.
"My conversations with my mom have always been and will always be some of my favorite memories - from when I was 10 months old in this video from October 1990 to now talking every day on the phone," she wrote. "Our talks are everything to me. Myyyyyyyy goodness I love you Mom. Happy Mother’s Day. PS for those of you who are separated from your loved ones or struggling with this day, my heart is with you."
The nature of their relationship was highlighted in Taylor's 2020 documentary, "Miss Americana," which also touched upon Andrea's cancer battle. Taylor opened up about it in an interview with Variety in 2020.
"Everyone loves their mom; everyone’s got an important mom," she said. "But for me, 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."
Doctors discovered a brain tumor while Andrea was undergoing chemotherapy to treat her breast cancer, which was initially diagnosed in 2015. She underwent treatment and went into remission but in March 2019, the cancer returned, according to The Sun. Then doctors discovered the tumor.
"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," Taylor said. "So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family."
The diagnoses inspired Taylor's heartbreaking song, "Soon You'll Get Better" from her album "Lover."
"This won't go back to normal, if it ever was.
"It's been years of hoping, and I keep saying it because
"'Cause I have to," she wrote.
Taylor then announced that she would be reducing time on the road and focus instead on performing stadium shows in America along with a few festivals in Europe.
"I mean, we don’t know what is going to happen. We don’t know what treatment we’re going to choose," she said of her condensed tour last year. "It just was the decision to make at the time, for right now, for what’s going on."
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