On February 22, singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow underwent surgery for minimally invasive breast cancer. Her doctors say that her prognosis is excellent but she will receive radiation treatment as a precaution. Therefore, she must postpone her tour of North America which was scheduled for March and April. Crow plans to reschedule as much of the tour as possible.
"Approximately 1 in 7 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and more than 2 million Americans are living with breast cancer today. I am joining the more than 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year," Crow said in a statement. "We are a testament to the importance of early detection and new treatments. I encourage all women everywhere to advocate for themselves and for their future. See your doctor and be proactive about your health. More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer. I am inspired by the brave women who have faced this battle before me and grateful for the support of family and friends."