Memory loss ... US singer Sheryl Crow has revealed she has a brain tumour. Photo: Reuters
Sheryl Crow has revealed that she has a benign brain tumour, but her representative says it's nothing to be alarmed about.
The 50-year-old told an audience about her condition at a recent concert, but her representative, Christine Wolff, said it's very common.
I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor
The tumour is a meningioma, and it's typically benign and develops from the protective linings of the brain and spinal cord.
Crow, whose hits include All I Wanna Do and Soak Up the Sun, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the tumor was discovered when she went to a hospital to be tested because she was experiencing memory loss.
"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."
Crow said she had a history of memory loss dating back to the 1990s when she forgot the lyrics to her hit 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 tumor," she told the paper.
"And I was like, 'See? I knew there was something wrong'."
The singer made headlines in May when she forgot words to Soak Up the Sun at a show in Florida. Onstage at the time, she joked, "I'm 50. What can I say!"
Crow, who has two children, was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 2006, which was successfully treated that year.
Wolff said that Crow was doing great and is healthy and happy.
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