Taylor Swift's Date for ACM Awards Back in the Hospital

The New Jersey teen will miss the show

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    The New Jersey teen who is fighting cancer and scored a date with Taylor Swift to The Academy of Country Music Awards is back in the hospital and won't make the show.

    A Facebook post 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.

    A publicist for Swift did not immediately return a message. The Facebook posting says Swift "is just as depressed as all of us to miss out on this date."

    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.