Singer Sheryl Crow revealed she was diagnosed with meningioma, a common and benign brain tumor that should not require surgery in an interview for Las Vegas Review Journal.
The 50 year-old, who is a breast cancer survivor, confessed she went to the doctor because she was concerned about her memory loss back in November 2011. An MRI revealed the brain tumor, but Sheryl assures her fans she is “healthy.”
“I have a history of forgetting my lyrics. Not only could I not remember the first line, I couldn’t remember the first line to any of the verses…I started laughing so hard! And I looked over at my guitar player, and he’s bent over like he’s gonna just start peeing,” Sheryl said.
“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. But it’s benign, so I don’t have to worry about it.”
Sheryl’s rep quickly released a statement to clear up rumors and confusion. The “If It Makes You Happy” singer is perfectly fine and healthy. She also doesn’t have any symptoms besides that memory loss issue.
“Half of us are walking around with [meningioma] but you don’t really know unless you happen to have an MRI,” her rep said. “[Crow] has no symptoms and everything is fine. It was a random mention during the [Vegas] interview. It was not meant to alarm anyone. She is doing great and is healthy and happy.”
Sheryl better not scare us like that again! Anyhow, Sheryl doesn’t have much time to think and worry because she is completely dedicated to raising her adopted sons, 5 year-old Wyatt and 2 year-old Levi.