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Benign brain tumor is behind Sheryl Crow’s memory lapses

LOS ANGELES - Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor last year, the singer-songwriter told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

In a story on the newspaper’s Web site on Tuesday, Crow, whose hits include “All I Wanna Do” and “Soak Up the Sun,” said the tumor was discovered when she went to a hospital because she was experiencing memory loss.

“I haven’t really talked about it,” she told the newspaper’s nightclub and entertainment reporter Doug Elfman. “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 told the Review-Journal that she has a history of memory loss dating to the 1990s when she forgot the lyrics to her hit “A Change Would Do You Good” while singing 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 said. “And I was like, ‘See? I knew there was something wrong.’?”

In May, she forgot words to “Soak Up the Sun” at a show in St. Petersburg, Florida. On stage at the time, she joked, “I’m 50. What can I say!” Reuters
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