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Sheryl Crow believes her brain tumor was caused by cell phone use

Sheryl Crow
Sheryl CrowTim Mosenfelder / Getty Images file

Sheryl Crow is blaming her excessive cell phone use for the development of her benign brain tumor, which doctors discovered earlier this year.

The 50-year-old singer appeared on Katie Couric's new talk show, "Katie," Monday and opened up about what she believed caused her tumor.

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"There are no doctors that will confirm that. [But] I do have the theory that it's possible that it's related to that," Crow told Couric, 55. "I [used to spend] hours on the old archaic cell phones."

The single mom of sons, Wyatt, 5, and Levi, 2, said her tumor is located near the the place she holds a phone. Crow revealed the surprising news of her brain tumor to fans on June 5 to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

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She was first alerted to her tumor when she began forgetting lyrics to her popular songs. "I [was] worried I had an early [onset] Alzheimer's," Crow, who was treated for breast cancer in early 2006, explained to Couric.

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Crow reassured fans after her diagnosis that there is no reason to worry about her brain tumor. "It's a non-cancerous growth," she wrote on her Facebook page. "Really appreciate everyone's love and concern, I feel so blessed to have the support of all my fans, but I'm good -- really!"

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