Taylor Swift Chokes Back Tears During Moving Stand Up To Cancer Performance

(Taylor Swift)

By Shari Weiss


(Taylor Swift)

Taylor Swift choked back tears at the 2012 Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Friday night, where she performed a brand-new song.

The track, titled “Ronan,” is in memory of a 3-year-old boy who died last year of neuroblastoma.

Swift was inspired to write the song after reading a blog post by Ronan’s mom, Maya Thompson, who has a co-writing credit on the song.

“Ronan” is available for purchase on iTunes, with all the proceeds going to cancer-related charities.

Check out video of Swift’s moving performance below!

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