Taylor Swift was one of only seven people honoured with a Milestone Award last night at the 2015 ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards, which wasn’t exactly a surprise for many of her fans. However, one surprise was who presented Taylor with the award; her mother Andrea Swift who only recently revealed a cancer diagnosis to her famous daughter, and to her daughter’s fans through Taylor herself.
When speaking about Taylor, Andrea said that what the famous singer loved to do most “is to write a song, tell a story, play guitar or piano, and I’ve seen those things carry through her every emotion, every experience in her life, good or bad.” When Andrea Swift walked onstage, she greeted the audience with the fact that Taylor Swift was full of creativity, even at a young age. You can watch the full exchange between both Taylor and Andrea Swift in the video below.
“I’ve watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangled-hair little girl… Full of imagination and creativity until right now when she prepares for her next world tour… I am a very proud mom.”
It was revealed earlier this month that Andrea Smith had been diagnosed with cancer and was actively trying to fight it head on. Taylor Swift let her fans know through a short know on her Tumblr page.
“I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private…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.”
Just over a week ago, Taylor explained the reason why her mother wanted Swift’s fans to know about the diagnosis now is where the important life lesson comes into the picture.
“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.”
Swift’s father was also at last nights ACM Awards, smiling and apparently enjoying watching his daughter move and groove to one of the night’s many stellar performances. The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were held in Dallas April 19 live from AT&T Stadium.
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