June 5, 2012 at 4:32 PM ET
Sheryl Crow's strong-enough quotient is being tested once again. The Grammy winner and breast-cancer survivor has a common form of brain tumor called a meningioma, Crow's rep confirmed Tuesday to E! News.
But, happily, the tumor is benign -- and Crow, 50, is the one who broke the news last night to an unsuspecting Las Vegas reporter, practically off the cuff.
"I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor," Crow told Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Doug Elfman.
"And I was, like, 'See? I knew there was something wrong,'" she continued with her usual humor. "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."
So she was being ironic when she flubbed lyrics to "Soak Up the Sun" onstage in February and joked to the Florida audience, "I'm 50, what can I say? My brain's gone to [expletive]."
Meanwhile, her rep filled us in on the nature of Crow's illness.
"Half of us are walking around with [meningioma] but you don't really know unless you happen to have an MRI," she said. "[Crow] has no symptoms and everything is fine. It was a random mention during the [Vegas] interview. It was not meant to alarm anyone. She is doing great and is healthy and happy."
And that does indeed make us happy, too.