Taylor Swift looked sleek as she arrived to the 2012 Academy Of Country Music Awards. The awards took place Sunday (April 1) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The singer’s date, a cancer patient named Kevin McGuire, ended up not being able to make the awards.
Taylor tweeted, “Just talked to Kevin McGuire. 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!” Kevin’s sister put on his Facebook wall: “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…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.”
Kevin scored a date with Taylor when he made a Facebook group asking the singer to prom. Swift could not make the dance, but promised she would make it up to him by taking him to the CMAs. Kevin, 18, was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 13.