Singer Sheryl Crow believes her benign brain tumor is the byproduct of her addiction to her cellphone.
Earlier this year, Sheryl was diagnosed with a meningioma, a “harmless” tumor that usually develops from the protective linings of the brain and spinal cord. Sheryl was initially concerned that she had early onset Alzheimer’s disease when she began forgetting the lyrics to her famous songs in concert.
The “Soak Up The Sun” songstress previously revealed it was memory loss which first prompted her to seek an MRI:
“I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor. 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. But it gives me a fit.”
Docs won’t confirm that usage of her mobile device was the cause of the tumor, but the singer, 50, is convinced that her cell is to blame.
During a daytime appearance with ABC’s Katie Couric this week, Sheryl revealed:
“There are no doctors that will confirm that. 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 cellphones….It was definitely a sobering moment.”
In 2006, Crow, mom to sons Wyatt and Levi, successfully battled breast cancer.