WATCH: Taylor Swift breaks down singing rare song ‘Ronan’

Swift hadn’t played the song live since September 2012.

WATCH: Taylor Swift breaks down singing rare song ‘Ronan’

Taylor Swift managed to reduce her fans to tears during one of her ‘1989 tour’ performances this week, although this time it wasn’t tears of joy.

During her Arizona, show, the ‘Bad Blood’ singer did a rare performance of her song ‘Ronan’ which she wrote about a four-year-old little boy who died of cancer.

"There's a woman here tonight named Maya Thompson," she began holding back the tears.

"I wouldn't know half as much as I know about childhood cancer and childhood cancer research if she hadn't shared her story about her son Ronan."

Taylor then went on to explain that Maya kept a blog documenting Ronan’s illness and it was the words in this blog that inspired the songstress to create the track.

Swift hasn’t played the song live since 2012.

"I would read the blog every night. And in it was this account of what it was like to watch cancer take over your life," she continued before reminding fans that her mother was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

"Since then, I've had cancer hit really close to me in my family."

After the show Thompson took to Instagram to express her gratitude to Taylor.

“I love you. @taylorswift You have my heart for the rest of my life and beyond. #ronan #fucancer,” she captioned the pic.

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