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Swift's date can't make it to award show

Teen asked country music star to prom, was offered date instead

Taylor Swift agreed to go on a date with 18-year-old Kevin McGuire, who has cancer.
Taylor Swift agreed to go on a date with 18-year-old Kevin McGuire, who has cancer.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The New Jersey teen who is fighting cancer and scored a date with Taylor Swift to The Academy of Country Music Awards is in the hospital and won't make the show.

A Facebook post Saturday says 18-year-old Kevin McGuire was admitted to the hospital Friday night and can't keep his date with Swift. It was not clear why McGuire was hospitalized.

"Just talked to Kevin McGuire," Swift said in a tweet. "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!"

Swift asked the Somerdale, N.J., resident to Sunday's ACMs after his sister started a campaign to get her to attend his prom. The reigning ACM entertainer of the year couldn't make the prom, but offered the date instead.