Sheryl Crow blames cell phone use for  tumour... revealing she thought she had Alzheimer's when her brain went 'mushy'

By Virginia Skeels

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After surviving a very public battle with breast cancer, Sheryl Crow revealed in June that she had a benign brain tumour.

And in an interview with her friend Kate Couric today, the 50-year-old entertainer said she believes her mobile phone may have been to blame for the tumour.

'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.'   

Enlarge   Sheryl Crow blames cell phone for her brain tumour ... and dishes to Katie Couric about motherhood, Lance and surviving cancer

Radiant: Sheryl Crow was interviewed today for the premiere of Kate Couric's new syndicated talk show

Crow looked fantastic for the cameras, turning up for the interview in tight burnt orange jeans, a white shirt 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 tumour was correctly diagnosed, she thought she may have had early onset 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,' she said in the interview.

Tumour: The 50-year-old singer told Couric she believes her cell phone may have to blame for her brain tumour

Tumour: The 50-year-old singer told Couric she believes her cell phone may have to blame for her brain tumour

Survivor: The mother of two said discovering she had a brain tumour after battling breast cancer was sobering
Survivor: The mother of two said discovering she had a brain tumour after battling breast cancer was sobering

Survivor: The mother of two said discovering she had a brain tumour after battling breast cancer was sobering

'And I was, like, ''See? I knew there was something wrong.''

'I haven't really talked about it... But it's benign, so I don't have to worry about it,' she said.

But the singer admitted that discovering she had a brain tumour 'was definitely a sobering moment'.

Motherhood suits her: Crow with her two-year-old son Levi, whom she adopted in 2010

Motherhood suits her: Crow with her two-year-old son Levi, whom she adopted in 2010

Play time: The Always on Your Side singer plays dinosaurs with her eldest son Wyatt, five

Play time: The Always on Your Side singer plays dinosaurs with her eldest son Wyatt, five

The nine-time Grammy winner also spoke about life as a single mother and her very public split from cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Viewers of the show saw footage of Crow with her sons Wyatt, who is five, and two-year-old Levi.

Crow announced in May 2007 that she had adopted newborn Wyatt, and in mid-2010 she announced the adoption of her second child.

Opening up on her family life: Crow chats to Couric about juggling her career and being a single mother

Opening up on her family life: Crow chats to Couric about juggling her career and being a single mother

Going it alone: The successful entertainer decided to adopt children after her split with Lance Armstrong

Going it alone: The successful entertainer decided to adopt children after her split with Lance Armstrong

Crow's decision to become a mother followed a tumultuous period in the entertainer's life.

She began dating Lance Armstrong in 2003, and the couple announced their engagement in September 2005, but had separated by early the following year.

Shortly after the split, Crow was treated for breast cancer with surgery and radiation.

Life is good: Sheryl Crow looked terrific for the interview, her hair highlighted blonde and styled in soft waves

Life is good: Sheryl Crow looked terrific for the interview, her hair highlighted blonde and styled in soft waves

Brand new show: Katie Couric looked pleased as punch to be back on air with a new talk show all her own

Brand new show: Katie Couric looked pleased as punch to be back on air with a new talk show all her own

Fighting fit: The singer says she is cancer-free, and that her brain tumour is not a concern as it is benign

Fighting fit: The singer says she is cancer-free, and that her brain tumour is not a concern as it is benign

Last month it became public that Crow had been interviewed by officials as part of the long-running Lance Armstrong doping investigation.

The musician was roped into the scandal last year, when she provided information to federal agents as they were preparing a case against the seven-time Tour de France champion.

Mr Armstrong was stripped of his titles in July after he announced he would stop fighting accusations that he used illegal techniques over the course of his career. 

Public romance, public split: Crowe and Lance Armstrong split in early 2006, not long after their engagement

Public romance, public split: Crowe and Lance Armstrong split in early 2006, not long after their engagement

Great friends: It was clearly more than just work for both successful women as they hugged on set today

Great friends: It was clearly more than just work for both successful women as they hugged on set today

Couric and Crow have a friendship going back some years.

The successful songwriter even wrote the theme music for Couric's new show.

Couric was also dressed for success on her first day of interviews, looking terrific 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.

She had changed out of her shirt and jacket to a hot pink top, emerald green scarf and sunglasses..

Quick change: Crow leaves the studios of Katie Couric's new talk show with her eldest son Wyatt

Quick change: Crow leaves the studios of Katie Couric's new talk show with her eldest son Wyatt

Negotiations? The entertainer appeared to be negotiating with her son ... and he was pleased with the outcome
Negotiations? The entertainer appeared to be negotiating with her son ... and he was pleased with the outcome

Negotiations? The entertainer appeared to be negotiating with her son ... and he was pleased with the outcome

Earning her stripes: Sheryl takes son Wyatt for a walk

Earning her stripes: Sheryl takes son Wyatt for a walk


 

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

A brain tumour, benign, or otherwise of course, is something to be worried about. Great artist up there with the best in her time. Hope she makes it completely. Not heard that one about mobiles afeecting the brain, but they do affect the hearing a lot.

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I know she's rich but those boys need a father. - gibson29 , anonsville, United States, 11/9/2012 05:46 ____________ So what do you suggest Sheryl does? Bake herself one? So many single mothers would rather have a father for their children than having to do it all on their own.

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Well, that's one way to attempt to jumpstart a flagging career.

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Of course it was the mobile phone, being an American she's got $ signs in her eyes and a future law suit.

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A very beautiful and very talented lady. Great to see her doing well.

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She's known for being weird. A few years ago she advocated using just one ply of tissue paper to wipe, to save the planet.

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Look at the stats.. Long before we surrounded ourselves with electricity, cancer wasn't an issue. Nowadays, 1 in 3 or 4 is likely to contract cancer. To rubbish the unseen and unknown dangers of things like stored warm water, electricity and radio frequencies is niave. Any fluid that condenses falls prey into its own structure (modern boilers are a great example) becomes a different fluid as a result. Electricity and radio is an actual frequency that your body consumes directly and indirectly regardless.. To write off any consequence resulting from that is ignorant beyond belief - these things are not provided by nature as standard. People seem so happy to ignore things when a little thought now could mean a better (or less degenerated) future for the generations to come.

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My friends husband had a benign brain tumour ............. He died.

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Well I hope that she will be ok, but a benign brain tumour doesn't always mean things will be ok unfortunately. My husbands brain tumour was benign but grew so it wasn't ok and he lost his battle, so benign doesn't always mean ok. Good luck to her though.

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I can't understand how she says the tumour is benign so she doesn't have to worry about it. My mother had a benign brain tumour and had it removed . It wasn't long before it grew back again and she had to have radiation to stop the growth after the second removal. A brain tumour is something to be extremely worried about. My mother cannot walk any more or talk much, has severe memory problems and is slowly getting more incapacitated every day. It wasn't cancer but it is something growing in your head which needs major surgery and affects your brain in every way. You don't just get better from this no matter how positive you are.

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