Sheryl, who has survived breast cancer, has a common form of brain tumor called a meningioma, her rep confirmed to E! News. The 50-year-old’s tumour is benign.
The singer told Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Doug Elfman,
“I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor. And I was, like, ‘See? I knew there was something wrong.’”
Crow admits she has not really talked much about the diagnosis since getting it in November of last year. But she says that as the tumor is benign she doesn’t have to worry about it.
The tumor has affected Sheryl’s memory and she joked about the times she has forgotten the lyrics to her own songs. She made the headlines last month by forgetting the words to ‘Soak Up The Sun’ at a show in Florida.
On stage she joked: “I’m 50. What can I say!”
But now she has revealed that the memory lapse was due to her having a benign brain tumor. However, strangely, her rep denied to E! News that she has no symptoms whatsoever. A shame when Sheryl Crow has been so brave as to admit it herself?
Sheryl Crow was previously diagnosed with breast cancer, and in April it was announced that she will receive the Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s 2012 Courage Award for her charity work.