Taylor's ACM Date Hospitalized
Kevin McGuire, an 18-year-old cancer patient, won't be at ACM Awards after all
It looks like Taylor Swift will be flying solo at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards. Kevin McGuire, the New Jersey teen who is fighting cancer and scored a date with Taylor to the ACMs, is in the hospital and won't make the show.
A Facebook post Saturday (March 31) says 18-year-old Kevin was admitted to the hospital Friday night and can't keep his date with Taylor. It was not clear why McGuire was hospitalized.
"Just talked to Kevin McGuire," Taylor said on Twitter. "He's not well enough to join me at the ACMs. Please keep him in your thoughts. I'll make it up to you, Kevin!"
Taylor asked Kevin to the ACMs after his sister started a campaign to get her to attend his prom. Taylor couldn't make the prom, but offered to go on the date instead.
His sister Victoria posted this message on the "Taylor Swift take Kevin McGuire to Prom" Facebook page: "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. We appreciate everything you have done for us, and we know you are all hurt from this too.Please continue to pray for Kevin and his health, because that is the most important thing. As for Taylor, she is just as depressed as all of us to miss out on this date, and we are so thankful for the opportunity she has given us."