September 11th, 2012 by faye
After she survived a very public battle with breast cancer, singer -songwriter Sheryl Crow revealed in June that she had a benign brain tumor.
According to reports, during an interview with her friend Kate Couric on Monday, 50-year-old Sheryl Crow said she believes her mobile phone may have been to blame for her benign brain tumor.
“There are no doctors that will confirm that,” Crow said on the premiere of Couric’s new syndicated talk show “Katie.”
“But I do have a theory that it’s possible that it’s related to that. I used to spend hours on the archaic old cell phones,” the singer added.
Sheryl Crow looked amazing for the cameras, turning up for the interview donning a white shirt, tight burnt orange jeans and fitted black jacket.
Her hair highlighted blonde and styled in soft waves around her face, the “Soak Up The Sun” singer told Couric that before her brain tumor was correctly diagnosed, she thought she may have had an early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, as she started to forget song lyrics and her brain was “mushy.”
“I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumour, and I was, like, ”See? I knew there was something wrong,’” Sheryl Crow said in the interview.
“I haven’t really talked about it… But it’s benign, so I don’t have to worry about it,” the singer added.
However, Sheryl admitted that when she discovered she had brain tumor, it “was definitely a sobering moment.”
The nine-time Grammy award winner also talked about her life as a single mother and her very public split from controversial cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Viewers of the “Katie” show saw a footage of Crow with her sons Wyatt, five years old, Levi, two years old.
In May 2007, Sheryl Crow announced that she had adopted newborn Wyatt, and in mid-2010 she announced the adoption of her second child. Her decision to become a full-fledged mother followed a tumultuous period in the singer’s life.
Crow began dating Lance Armstrong back in 2003, and the couple announced their engagement in September 2005. But due to some circumstances, they had separated early the following year. Shortly after their breakup, the singer was treated for breast cancer with surgery and radiation.
Last month, it became public that Sheryl Crow had been interviewed by the authorities as part of the long-running Lance Armstrong doping investigation.
The musician was embroiled into the Armstrong scandal last year, when she provided information to federal agents as they were preparing a case against the seven-time Tour de France champion.
Armstrong was stripped of all his titles in July after he announced he would stop fighting allegations that he used illegal techniques over the course of his cycling career.
Meanwhile, Katie Couric and Sheryl Crow have a friendship going back some years. The successful singer-songwriter even wrote the theme music for Couric’s new show.
Couric was also dressed for success on her first day of interviews, looking amazing in a fitted blue dress with cut-out triangles in the front.
After the interview, Crow was seen leaving the TV studios with her eldest son, Wyatt.
July 31st, 2012 by faye
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow fears for her life after claiming that a delusional fan of hers believes that she stole money from him — and now this fan is threatening to shoot Crow.
According to the legal docs, 50-year-old Sheryl Crow just filed a request for a restraining order against Phillip Gordon Sparks. Back in April, the delusional fan of Crow allegedly began posting “disturbing” messages about the singer on Facebook.
In the legal docs, Sheryl Crow said “It was clear to me that [Sparks] was deeply disturbed because his posts were delusional, rambling, filled with profanity and laced with angry rants.”
The “All I Wanna Do” singer said Phillip Gordon Sparks claimed in one of his posts that she “had broken into his house because I was looking for his gun.”
“Other posts claimed that I was supposedly filming him surreptitiously, tried to have him arrested and that I had stolen money from him.”
Crow added, “All of these allegations were, of course, categorically false.”
However, Sheryl Crow said that Sparks took things to an even scarier level last week. The singer claims he went to the offices of the Screen Actors Guild and told an employee that he was going to “just shoot me.”
Crow said the news was “extremely alarming” — and now, she is afraid for the safety of her family, employees and her manager, whom Phillip Gordon Sparks allegedly mentioned by name in one of his disturbing posts.
As such, Sheryl Crow is asking the court for protection for herself and 16 other people — which includes her two sons, sister, parents, siblings, nanny, assistant and managers.
A judge has yet to rule on the restraining order request of Sheryl Crow.
Crow has released seven studio albums, two compilations, and a live album, and has also contributed to several film soundtracks. The singer has sold over 16 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. Moreover, Crow has won nine Grammy Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
June 7th, 2012 by faye
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow recently announced to the public that she has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, but insists that there is nothing to worry about because the tumor is benign.
According to reports, 50-year-old Sheryl Crow had an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal and said that her brain tumor was discovered when she went to a hospital to have a test because she was experiencing memory loss.
“I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI in November. And I found out I have a brain tumor. And I was like, ‘See? I knew there was something wrong.’ But it’s benign, so I don’t have to worry about it. But it gives me a fit,” said the “All I Wanna Do” singer.
“I haven’t really talked about it,” Sheryl Crow told the Las Vegas review journal’s nightclub and entertainment reporter, Doug Elfman.
The singer’s brain tumor is called meningioma — a growth that develops from the protective linings of the brain and spinal cord.
Sheryl Crow the newspaper that she has a history of memory loss dating back to the 1990s when she forgot the lyrics to her hit song “A Change Would Do You Good” while performing in a show in Las Vegas. Crow also made headlines back in May when she forgot the lyrics to “Soak Up The Sun” at a show in St. Petersburg, Florida. At that time, she made a joke on stage and said, “I’m 50. What can I say!”
Sheryl Crow, who has two kids, was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer back in 2006, which was fortunately treated successfully that same year.
According to a rep of Crow, her brain tumor is a very common condition, and that Sheryl is happy, healthy, and doing great. The rep didn’t say if the singer plans to pursue surgery, though.