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Sheryl Crow diagnosed with brain tumour

Cancer survivor Sheryl Crow reveals she has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumour.

6 June 2012, 12:00am
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
American singer, songwriter, producer and actress Sheryl Crow, 50, has revealed that she has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. However, she has reassured her fans that the cancer is benign.

Crow, a mother of two, had been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 2006 which had been successfully treated during the same year.

In an interview with Las Vegas Review-Journal, Crow said she had insisted on a brain scan after repeatedly forgetting the lyrics to her own songs.

"I haven't really talked about it," she told the newspaper, adding that she had been diagnosed last year but wanted to keep the news a secret.

"In November, I found out I have a brain tumour. But it's benign, so I don't have to worry about it. But it gives me a fit."

Crow said she had a history of memory loss dating back to the 1990s when she forgot the lyrics to A Change Would Do You Good while singing in a show in Las Vegas.

"I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). And I found out I have a brain tumour," she said.

"And I was like, 'See? I knew there was something wrong'."