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Sheryl Crow opens about brain tumor

Singer says it is benign

Sheryl crow, in a recent interview with The Las Vegas Review-Journal revealed that she was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor last November.

Memory issues were the key reason that drove the 50-year-old Sheryl Crow to seek medical treatment. The singer claims that before finding out the diagnoses she was already suffering memory loss. During a concert in Florida a month ago, she forgot the words to her song Soak up the Sun.

“I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor,” Sheryl Crow, the Grammy-award winning singer, told the magazine

In 2006, Sheryl Crow was previously diagnosed with breast cancer.

On her Facebook page, Sheryl Crow wrote, “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.”

WebMD reports that benign brain tumors, medically referred to as Meningioma, affect 6,500 people each year in the U.S. However, even though the tumors are benign, they do still grow, roughly a few millimeters every year. The website reports that given the age of Sheryl Crow the tumor is likely to continue growing.

Currently, Crow doesn’t plan on having surgery, opting for continual treatment instead.

Have a listen to Sheryl Crow’s Soak up the Sun below.

 

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