Grammy winning Pop Rock singer Sheryl Crow officially announced this past Friday that she has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. The news first broke directly from Crow herself while she was talking with Las Vegas reporter Doug Elfman during what was expected to be an otherwise average interview. Below is a quote from her big reveal to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor,” Crow told Elfman on Friday at the Mandalay Bay hotel. “And I was, like, ‘See? I knew there was something wrong.’ I haven’t really talked about it,” she added. “In November, I found out I have a brain tumor. But it’s benign, so I don’t have to worry about it. But it gives me a fit.”
“Half of us are walking around with [meningioma] but you don’t really know unless you happen to have an MRI,” the singer’s rep told E! News. “[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.”
E! News officially confirmed this news through Crow’s public relations team yesterday, June 5th. As stated in the previous quote, Crow has a common type of brain tumor known as a meningioma. Little else has been discussed that details whether Crow will require surgery or any other kind of medical treatment as a result of her tumor. Fans don’t appear to have to worry though. Already a breast cancer survivor, she appears to be taking everything in stride, and is focussing her energy on much more positive matters. Below is a statement the singer recently released via her Facebook page.
“Hey everyone – please don’t worry about my “brain tumor”, it’s a non-cancerous growth. I know some folks can have problems with this kind of thing, but I want to assure everyone I’m OK. I’m feeling very healthy and happy, and having a great time on the road playing with my new band.”
She continued by being thankful for the support of her fans.
“I’m busy working on my next record too, which ‘m very excited about…and I’ll be on The Tony Awards this Sunday. Really appreciate everyone’s love and concern, I feel so blessed to have the support of all my fans, but I’m good – really,”
We’ll be checking for your music Sheryl, just we have for years. We wish you many more years of health success and happiness. Be well.