Sheryl Crow Records New Music In Spite Of A Brain Tumor



The talented and tenacious 50 year old singer has a benign brain tumor, and revealed her story in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I haven’t really talked about it,”  she 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.” In spite of this major– but currently harmless– development, Sheryl Crow remains true to herself and in good spirits, which is fantastic to see.

The singer-songwriter explained that she’d been forgetting lyrics on stage an awful lot and decided to get checked out. Her most recent lyrical mishap occurred about a month ago at a concert in Florida where she forgot part of Soak Up the Sun. Instead of freaking out, she simply announced to her fans, “I’m 50, what can I say? My brain’s gone to ****.” You kinda gotta love her, right? But the reality was that a brain tumor had long been affecting her memory.

Once the news from her Las Vegas Review-Journal interview got out last night, Sheryl tweeted these two messages to her fans and supporters:


I have to say, this woman’s positive energy is like no other and I am beyond impressed. You guys probably remember that she beat breast cancer back in 2006. She has taken such good care of herself that she was able to complete a marathon just two months ago. This artist has a lot more to contribute to the music game and I’m excited to see what her new record is all about. Sidenote: Every time I look at her, I’m like, She used to be a kindergarten teacher?! But it really makes perfect sense– she taught music to the kids. Awesomeness.

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  • Andi

    having just been told that I need a biopsy for “suspected lymphoma” I am extremely inspired by her positive energy and amazingly strong spirit. Thank-you so much for sharing this one, I needed it :)

    • Andi, thanks for the comment. I too, was inspired by her perspective. Best of luck with everything– music is the universal healer!

  • Seth

    Glad to hear the tumor’s benign. Reading the headline made me anxious. She’s a great lyricist and has been releasing some of her best work in the last couple years.

  • Lynne

    I really admire this woman. :)