Sheryl Crow Has Benign Brain Tumor

Singer says it's nothing to worry about
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2012 5:39 PM CDT
Sheryl Crow Has Benign Brain Tumor
Sheryl Crow performs during the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at The Library of Congress on May 8.   (Getty Images)

Celebs are often accused of holding back on the personal nitty gritty in interviews, but Sheryl Crow nonchalantly dropped this into conversation with a columnist when joking about forgetting her lyrics: "I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor," she told Doug Elfman of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "And I was, like, 'See? I knew there was something wrong.'"

Turns out it's a common form of brain tumor known as a meningioma, reports E! Online, and Crow's is benign. "I don't have to worry about it," she says, "but it gives me a fit." It came up when she and Elfman were discussing a recent on-stage lyrical flub during the song "Soak Up the Sun." Crow later told the audience: "I'm 50, what can I say? My brain's gone to s---." (More Sheryl Crow stories.)

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