Sheryl Crow Has a Benign Brain Tumor (VIDEO)
Sheryl Crow reveals that she has a benign brain tumor. The singer, who is currently on tour, reassures fans that she is fine.
“Please don’t worry about my ‘brain tumor,’ it’s a noncancerous growth. I know some folks can have problems with this kind of thing, but I want to assure everyone I’m OK,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
Crow found out about the tumor after visiting doctors in November. “I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor,” says the 50-year-old singer. “And I was, like, ‘See? I knew there was something wrong.’”
Christine Wolff, Crow’s rep, says that the tumor is very common and that the singer is healthy and happy. The tumor is a meningioma and is usually benign, developing from the linings of the brain and spinal cord.
Crow survived breast cancer a few years ago and spoke to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and neurosurgeon, Sanjay Gupta, about her diagnosis. She says that she doesn’t need surgery, but will have periodic scans to monitor the growth.
“Really appreciate everyone’s love and concern, I feel so blessed to have the support of all my fans, but I’m good — really!” says Crow.