Singer Sheryl Crow announced during an interview that she has been diagnosed with having a non-cancerous brain tumor.
Sheryl Crow let it slip that she has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, but is not all that worried about it.
According to E! News, Monday night she mentioned an MRI and the tumor diagnosis to a Las Vegas reporter.
“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 Doug Elfman with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“And I was, like, ‘See? I knew there was something wrong.’?”
When she says there is something wrong, she is referring to a joke she had made a minute earlier about having a bad memory.
“I haven’t really talked about it,” she said in the interview. “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.”
The reason for her nonchalance on the subject is not only that the tumor is benign, but it is in fact somewhat common.
A rep for Crow told E! News Tuesday that the tumor is called a meningioma.
“A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges — the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord,” according to the Mayo Clinic. “Most meningiomas are noncancerous (benign).”
The Clinic says that if the tumor is causing no problems, it can be monitored but may require no action.
Crow battled breast cancer in 2006, and had previously dated Lance Armstrong. Armstrong had received a testicular cancer diagnosis in 1996. In 1997, Armstrong created the Livestrong Foundation which helps cancer awareness and outreach.
The couple dated for three years starting in 2003. They did not reveal the relationship publicly until 2004, and they were engaged in 2005. They ended their relationship a year later.
Crow is currently on a nationwide tour.