Sheryl Crow Has a Benign Brain Tumor

Celebrity News Jun. 5, 2012 AT 5:45PM
Sheryl Crow attends the 2011 CMT Music Awards on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Sheryl Crow attends the 2011 CMT Music Awards on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Credit: Mike Coppola/WireImage.com

Sheryl Crow is strong enough, alright.

The Grammy-winning singer, 50, has a brain tumor which is thankfully benign, she revealed in a recent interview with 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," the star, 50, said in a Friday chat in Las Vegas. The "All I Wanna Do" singer told the paper that she had recently forgotten song lyrics onstage, and visited the doctor last November.

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"And I was, like, 'See? I knew there was something wrong,' " she recounted light-heartedly about the discovery.

"I haven't really talked about it," said Crow, single mom to adopted sons Wyatt, 5, and Levi, 2. "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."

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Crow didn't provide any other details on the tumor, but admitted, "I have a history of forgetting my lyrics."

Back in the 1990s, she forgot the intro to her song "A Change Would Do You Good" at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

"Not only could I not remember the first line, I couldn't remember the first line to any of the verses…I started laughing so hard! And I looked over at my guitar player, and he's bent over like he's gonna just start peeing."

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The night ended well, she added. "I think that was the night a whole bunch of us wound up at a strip club. It was Brad Pitt, and Mick Jagger and Sting! It was just cuckoo crazy, and I was still just getting started, you know. I was, like, 'Wow, Vegas. This is more than I could even dream of.' "

Crow was treated for breast cancer in early 2006 -- with minimally invasive surgery and radiation therapy.

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