Singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow startled a reporter Friday when she revealed to him that she had recently found out she has a brain tumor.
In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, 50-year-old artist Sheryl Crow dropped a bombshell on Doug Elfman when she told the reporter that she has a brain tumor.
At first, Elfman said he wasn't sure if she was joking or not because they had been laughing about her recent on-stage memory lapse when the singer forgot some lyrics to a song. But she wasn't joking.
"I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor," said Crow. "And I was, like, 'See? I knew there was something wrong.' "
"I haven't really talked about it," the singer said. "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."
She went on to tell Elfman that she has had "a history" of forgetting lyrics and shared a story with him about a concert at the Hard Rock Hotel back in the 90's when she said she forgot the intro to one of her hits "A Change Would Do You Good."
Crow said: "Not only could I not remember the first line, I couldn't remember the first line to any of the verses." Adding, "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."
There is no word whether or not the singer will require surgery to remove the tumor, but the news sure hasn't slowed down the self-proclaimed-fitness-fanatic. Crow ran in her first half-marathon earlier this year. Running with her sister Karen, Crow finished the race with a recorded time of 1:59:14 in the St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon held in Nashville, Tennessee.
Crow ran in the race to raise money for a local Christian school New Hope Academy which serves low-income families in the area.
This is not the first time the singer had to deal with a health scare. In 2006 Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer, however, after surgery and radiation therapy, doctors say the nine-time Grammy winner is now cancer-free.