Sad news about the health of singer Sheryl Crow has shocked Hollywood social circles since she confirmed the rumor that she does in fact have a brain tumor. On June 5, 2012 MTV news did confirm the songwriter with the sunny smile is battling a health issue that has put fans in fear for her life.
Enter Crow’s rep who says the musician is suffering from a benign (non-cancerous) lesion. “Half of us are walking around with [meningioma], but you don’t really know unless you happen to have an MRI,” the singer’s rep told E! News in a celebrity health update about the star. “[Crow] has no symptoms and everything is fine. It was a random mention during a [recent] interview. It was not meant to alarm anyone. She is doing great and is healthy and happy…” writes MTV news.
Doctors believe it’s easy to live a normal life with this particular type of tumor, which is, of course, good news for the Hollywood celebrity. Because she is so well-liked in Hollywood and across America, to lose Crow to an untimely death now during the prime of her life would be a tragic loss of talent.
[Hollywood Life writes, "Sheryl recently forgot part of the lyrics to “Soak Up the Sun” while performing in Florida last month. At the time she said, “I’m 50, what can I say? My brain’s gone to (expletive).”" But fans disagree and think she is just right.]
This health crisis is not the first cancer scare she has faced in her lifetime. Crow has already overcome breast cancer, something she battled back in 2006.
Doctors do not believe that her brain tumor is in any way related to the breast cancer or previous treatment(s) for the same. They say having breast cancer doesn’t make you more susceptible To getting a brain tumor. Some [tumors] our estrogen sensitive and very slow-growing. when women hit menopause, sometimes the hormonal changes make the tumors begin to grow. Again, since Crow is 50, chances are her hormones have begun to shift which may have brought her awareness of the tumor to light.
However, many people live with these tumors without the malady affecting them (or even with the patient knowing that they exist most of the time). Because these types of tumors very often have no symptoms related to them, lots of people don’t know that they have them.
Ultimately, how Sheryl Crow elects to treat any tumors doctors might find during future MRI procedures (if she elects to do anything about them at all) will be a decision for she, her friends and family to make. Her rep has not yet revealed the Grammy winners plans for proceeding with any medical care or news confirming or denying any reports that she will change her lifestyle in any way.
For that reason, expect to hear many more chart topping songs both performed and written by Sheryl Crow. It’s likely that she will simply pay close attention to her health but continue to move forward with her life without planning excessive medical intervention at this time.