Katie talk show scoop: Sheryl Crow believes brain tumor from old cell phones
By April MacIntyre Sep 11, 2012, 4:07 GMT
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Sheryl Crow believes her benign brain tumor was the result of 'old archaic cell phones.
The benign brain tumor that Sheryl Crow discovered earlier this year may have been the effect of old cell phones, she told Katie Couric Monday.
"There are no doctors that will confirm that," Crow clarified. "(But) I do have the theory that it's possible that it's related to that. I (used to spend) hours on the old archaic cell phones."
Crow, 50, said that she first noticed some issues with her memory late last year, and decided to get an MRI to find out what was wrong.
The transcript, courtesy of the Katie show:
Katie Couric: How you’re feeling now because I know a few months ago you were diagnosed with a benign brain tumor, you haven’t talked about that yet. How did you discover it and can you show me where it is?
Sheryl Crow: Well it’s actually, I say it’s in my cell phone area and there are no doctors that will confirm that. But I did have a conversation with Sanjay Gupta about it and, I do have the theory that it’s possible that it’s related to that because early, early days when I was promoting my first record I did hours of phoners on the old archaic cell phones.
KC: Can you feel it?
SC: I can feel it. You couldn’t feel it because it’s so, it’s the size of my pinky and it’s between the lining of the brain and between the skull and the lining of the brain. And any doctor would tell you that you, you, I shouldn’t have any sensations. But I, I knew something was going on cause I could tell where it was, and they’re not uncommon with women who are my age.
On Sheryl Crow’s history with Lance Armstrong and her current dating life:
KC: Meanwhile, I know it was a tough summer for Lance Armstrong. You guys were together for 3 years
KC: You were engaged at one point. What was it like watching this whole saga unfold for him from your perspective?
SC: Well, I haven’t seen Lance in a few years. But it was hard, he’s somebody I really care about. I rely on his foundation. I call there probably once or twice a month and ask Dough Alman who runs Live Strong for names of doctors. I know how hard he worked to win those titles and it was hard to watch. I felt bad for him, I felt bad for his family an I kind of felt like the rest of America where he’s a hero that we’ve watched for a long time and admired and what he does in the world of cancer is insurmountable.
KC: Yeah, and meanwhile you haven’t had sort of a significant other since Lance really.
SC: I have but they haven’t been famous.
KC: [laughs] Sheryl and I talk about our love lives sometimes. How do you date when you’re Sheryl Crow, seriously. I mean, you can’t go on Match.com.
SC: I want to have a reality bachelorette for famous chicks.
KC: [Laughs] I think we should do, I think we should do Sex and the City, Sex and the City for the over 50 set.
KC: I think that would be so entertaining, right.
SC: Yeah I guess, although I watch Sex and the City and was like “who talks like that?” I’m so out of date I guess.
On Sheryl’s friendship with Michael Jackson:
KC: What was it like working with Michael Jackson? It must have been so fascinating.
SC: Every single thing about it was life changing because like I said, I didn’t have passport, I’d just finished teaching school for 2 years and I crashed the audition. I went in and said “Hi Mike, on video camera, I’m Sheryl Crow and I’d love to go on the road with you.” And a month later we were standing at Yokahoma Stadium in Japan in front of 75,000 people.
KC: What was he like? I mean I know he was very uber professional on one hand and incredibly childlike on another.
SC: Yeah, you know I watched the documentary “This Is It “ and it made me so sad because he was the consummate professional and what I witnessed with him was something really divine. Like, I got to stand on stage and double him on “she says I am the one” when his voice was going out. And I could watch him from the side of the stage doing these moves that no one had ever seen before singing songs we all grew up with and he was really in his divinity. And when I say that, I mean like in this space as human s like great athletic moment or a great moment of inspiration you can’t define. He was in that. And then often there was this other part of him that was just the pure picture of a fragile human being. And he was very childlike, we had a change booth we would share offstage and he’d throw grapes over and he was like a kid, he was like a kid who just didn’t… grow emotionally past 8 or 10 when he became famous and the world started crashing in on him.
KC: That’s so hard too.
SC: It was hard, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It was really one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. And watching someone of that caliber—there just won’t be people like that again. There really wont, I don’t think.
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