Cancer Type – Breast cancer
Bio – Perspective of what life was supposed to be like changed for this star when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She stopped allowing self-induced pressure to hold her back from things she wanted.
Short Story – Sheryl Crow uses her celebrity status to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer after being diagnosed with the disease in 2006. At the time the singer was tabloid candy for her very public break-up from Lance Armstrong and was quoted, ‘I’ve had so many women say when you get diagnosed with cancer, there is a lesson that is tailor-made to you and you have to take notice. There is a reason why this is in the fabric of your story.”
Leaving her New York apartment and Los Angeles home behind, Crow purchased a farm in Tennessee to become part of a community, and to be with her sister. She had a lumpectomy and underwent radiation. Although she is cancer free, she has to monitor a benign brain tumor every six months to be sure it is not growing.
Sheryl credits cancer for changing her life, and does not take it lightly that she is a survivor. After her diagnosis she had the opportunity to adopt her kids, Wyatt and then Levi. Motherhood was motivation to her survival, and is something she finds hard, but rewarding. Before cancer, she thought she had to be married and then have kids. That was the story she grew up believing, yet cancer changed her perspective on living.
Thank you Sheryl for your using your voice to speak up about breast cancer.
Image Credits – By Mingle Media TV [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
|Birth name||Sheryl Suzanne Crow|
|Born||February 11, 1962 (age 55), Kennett, Missouri, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop, rock, country|
|Instruments||Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, piano, harmonica, accordion|
|Labels||A&M, Warner Bros.|
|Gibson Sheryl Crow Signature|
|Gibson Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo|