Sheryl Crow revealed at a concert recently that she has a benign brain tumor called a meningioma. Her spokesperson says she is doing great and is healthy and happy.
I’ve always loved Sheryl Crow. I first saw her singing with Michael Jackson as a backup singer during his world tour for Bad (she also appeared in the video for Dirty Diana), and you might have seen her singing backup for Don Henley’s The End Of The Innocence, too. Then again, maybe you were lucky enough to have been in one of her music classes when she taught in the St Louis public schools. My claim to fame is we were delivered by the same doctor in Kennett, Missouri. Yep. Dr Charley Peck slapped us both on the bottom and made us cry. Same hometown. Same doctor. Any plans for a statue built in my honor were immediately scrapped when she was born.
So Sheryl, all of us who have enjoyed “a beer buzz early in the morning” certainly send our prayers and best wishes as you face this new challenge.
Sheryl wrote on her Facebook page: “Hey everyone – please don’t worry about my ‘brain tumor’, it’s a non-cancerous growth. I know some folks can have problems with this kind of thing, but I want to assure everyone I’m OK.”
Meningiomas are the most common type of brain tumor found in Americans. Meningiomas are found more frequently in older women and about 90 percent of meningiomas are benign.