Sheryl Crow tells newspaper she discovered a benign brain tumor

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(USA Today) - When Sheryl Crow forgot the lyrics to Soak Up the Sun last month while performing in Florida, she knew something might be wrong.

At the time, she joked, "I'm 50, what can I say? My brain's gone to (expletive)."

But now she has revealed that she has a benign brain tumor. In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Crow admitted that she went to see a doctor in November. "I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor."

The singer sounds casual, saying her doctor said not to worry about it, "but it gives me a fit." In 2006, Crow, mom to sons Wyatt and Levi, battled breast cancer.

Apparently, though, forgetting the words isn't something new to Crow.

She says in the interview that at the Hard Rock Hotel in the 1990s, she forgot the intro to A Change Would Do You Good. "Not only could I not remember the first line, I couldn't remember the first line to any of the verses. I started laughing so hard! And I looked over at my guitar player, and he's bent over like he's gonna just start peeing."

Crow's rep, Christine Wolff, tells AP that the tumor is a meningioma and it typically benign and develops from the protective linings of the brain and spinal cord.

Wolff said that Crow is doing great and is healthy and happy.

By Ann Oldenburg, USA Today

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