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 performs during the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at The Library of Congress on May 8.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – 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---."

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