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Friday 29 August 2014

Sheryl Crow: Cancer changed everything

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow says cancer was a "game changer" when it came to how she viewed her health regime.

The American songstress received the devastating news in 2006 and quickly underwent radiotherapy as well as changing the way she took care of herself.

Instead of ignoring her own concerns and focusing on others, Sheryl made her personal health the main priority.

"I've always been a pretty healthy person - I exercise all the time and I'm lucky I don't need to diet, although I definitely watch what I eat. And I've been more conscious of health since I had breast cancer.

"Without question, it was a game changer. It forced me really to look at who I was and the line of people I took care of. I was bottom of my list," she confessed to British magazine Closer.

The svelte singer has a refreshingly honest opinion when it comes to getting older and reveals that ageing isn't a concern of hers.

In fact the 51-year-old says the traumatic events she's overcome should make her feel older, when in reality she feels much younger than her years.

"I don't have time to think about a number. If I were to look at my life events and experiences, I'm in my 80s. If I looked at my body, and how I felt, I'd say I'm around 32," she laughed.

Sheryl has two sons, Wyatt and Levi, who she adopted when both were young babies.

Since becoming a mom Sheryl's life has changed once again.

"Having kids definitely puts things in perspective too. Being a parent is the hardest job, but also the most rewarding and satisfying one," she added.

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