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Taylor Swift has said she took the decision to limit the number of shows on her ‘Lover’ Tour after her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

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The US singer’s mother Andrea – who is battling cancer for the second time – was undergoing chemotherapy when doctors discovered she had the tumour.

“She was going through chemo, and that’s a hard enough thing for a person to go through,” Taylor reveals in new Netflix documentary Miss Americana. “While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumour.

She continued: “And the symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumour 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.”

In the documentary, Taylor also opened up about her relationship with her mother, describing her as the “driving force” behind her career.

“Everyone loves their mum; everyone’s got an important mum. 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.”

It comes after Taylor revealed that her ‘Lover’ tour dates will take the form of a festival, instead of a huge global tour.

“This is a year where I have to be there for my family,” she revealed. “There’s a lot of question marks throughout the next year, so I wanted to make sure that I could go home.”