Sheryl Crow made her first public appearance since revealing that she has a brain tumor after attending an awards ceremony in New York on Sunday night.
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The brave 50-year-old took to the stage at the 66th annual Tony Awards ceremony held at the Beacon Theatre to announce the 2012 Tony Award for Best Original Score.
The host of the evening, actor Neil Patrick Harris, gave Crow a singing introduction before she revealed the Tony award winners Alan Menken and Jack Feldman for Newsies.
The country music star looked radiant while dressed in an elegant gown and appeared to be in good spirits despite her recent announcement.
"Hey everyone," the Grammy award winner wrote on Facebook, "please don't worry about my 'brain tumor,' it's a non-cancerous growth. I know some folks can have problems with this kind of thing, but I want to assure everyone I'm OK."
"I'm feeling very healthy and happy, and having a great time on the road playing with my new band. I'm busy working on my next record too, which I'm very excited about ... and I'll be on The Tony Awards this Sunday," she added.
Crow's concern grew after she began forgetting the lyrics to her hit songs including "Soak Up The Sun," and she opted to have a brain scan. Doctors discovered that she had meningioma.
"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 the Las Vegas Review Journal. "I haven't really talked about it. In November, I found out I have a brain tumor. But it's benign, so I don't have to worry about it."
The diagnosis comes six years after the singer successfully beat breast cancer.
Crow underwent a lumpectomy and seven weeks of radiation therapy in 2006 after being diagnosed with breast cancer and eventually went into remission.
The mother of one will not require any surgery from her benign brain tumor; instead she will have periodic scans to monitor the tumor's growth.
"Really appreciate everyone's love and concern, I feel so blessed to have the support of all my fans, but I'm good – really! Love, Sheryl," Crow wrote on Facebook.