Sheryl Crow shares how her breast cancer diagnosis changed her outlook on life: Listen now

'Redefine and refine'
Sheryl Crow
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Musician Sheryl Crow recently joined Justin Long, host of the Life Is Short podcast, for a discussion surrounding her partying days in LA, breast cancer diagnosis, and what it was like to have a documentary made about her life.

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While Sheryl Crow has been a big name in music since she first gained a following in the early ‘90s, she says she’s shaped into a new, improved version of herself following a breast cancer diagnosis in 2006. While Crow’s cancer was caught in the very early stages, greatly increasing her chances of survival, she shared the diagnosis still uprooted the way she lived and greatly impacted her outlook on life.

“There was a moment there, where you hear the word, ‘cancer,’ and you think, ‘Am I going to think about this every morning — about whether it going to come back,” Crow told Long, reflecting on the moment she was diagnosed. “I always tell people, ‘There’s a lesson in every challenge.’ [But] I would never wish for nay body to have a diagnosis that can be life-threatening.”

Crow went on to detail that her diagnosis specifically exposed how much she lacked taking care of herself physically and mentally, a problem she believes many women struggle with as natural-born caretakers.

“I had to look at my life and go ‘OK. How am I going to redefine and refine? I just started manifesting other things,” she shared. “When I think about my old life, I feel removed from it. But when I was living it - that’s the only life you know. It didn’t seem unusual.”

Hear more about Crow’s journey through breast cancer as well as some highlights surrounding her career by tuning into the latest episode of Justin Long’s Life Is Short Podcast above.

Justin Long’s Life Is Short Podcast features actor, Long, as he gets personal with all kinds of people he finds fascinating. From actors to musicians, deep thinkers and more Long and his brother Christian bring honest conversation about some of life’s most meaningful and fun topics.

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