Taylor Swift's date for ACM Awards forced to cancel through illness
Cancer-stricken teenager Kevin McGuire has been forced to cancel his date with Taylor Swift at the American Country Music Awards after being hospitalised on Friday.
The 18-year-old, who was asked to tonight’s ceremony by the country star after his sister set up a Facebook page inviting her to his prom, has become too sick to attend the show following a week of intense chemotherapy.
His sister, Victoria, confirmed the news on Facebook, saying: 'I am so sorry to announce this devastating news, but Kevin was admitted to the hospital last night, and is unable to attend the Academy of Country Music Awards with Taylor Swift."
Victoria later revealed that her brother, who was in remission from a battle with leukaemia for several years before it recently returned, still managed to find some humour in the situation, adding: "He said to me. 'Well how many people can say they turned down Taylor Swift?" Watch the video for Taylor Swift's single, 'Safe & Sound,' below:
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