Before the release of her documentary, CherylMusic legend Sheryl Crow opens up.
The singer stopped at Howard Stern Show On Wednesday as she reflected on her love life, legacy in music and why – at 60 years old – she has not yet been married.
“I’m sexy. Even at 60, I’m sexy, right?” Stern told. Honestly, I even scratched my head and went, ‘How did I get here without getting married?’ “ … I almost did it three times.”
One of those men was cyclist Lance Armstrong, with whom she was engaged in 2005 before she dumped him in 2006 – just as Armstrong was caught up in the controversy over a highly publicized doping scandal.
“Everyone grows up eventually, discovering who they are,” she said of the men in her life. “I give people a lot of leeway when they develop.”
Looking back, though, Crow doesn’t regret her choices.
She said, “I go, thank God. Thank you. I didn’t get married.” “I had breast cancer at the end of one relationship and it was horrible but when I went through it, I was like, You know what? I’d still be in that relationship if I hadn’t had breast cancer. So in a weird way, I’m grateful. And you think you’d be like, ‘Oh, This guy’, or whatever, but by the time you get to this point, you’ve moved on and you don’t really care anymore.”
The musician also touched on whether or not she feels disdain for the industry since she has yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“I always feel like I’ve always been a stranger and [by] She said that having songs like “All I Wanna Do” and “Soak Up the Sun” defines me, so a lot of people have written to me,” explaining that these feelings became the driving force behind her desire to work with director Amy Scott. Cheryl.
“When they came to me and said do you want to make a documentary, I only said if the person’s story is told and not reworking the awards and… all of those things,” she said. “I was 30 years old before my first record was released, and I had real jobs – I was a teacher in school, I waited tables for years and years. A whole life is not just ‘All I want to do’ and happy songs.”
Furthermore, when reflecting on her life on the road, the singer talked about being sexually harassed by Michael Jackson’s then manager, Frank DeLeo. She said, “I was so disappointed. You work so hard, you are such a nice person, you put one foot ahead of the other.” “I thought good things would happen.”
Add that to the tabloid-driven rumors that she was charging “$2 million” to have Michael Jackson’s baby, which you look at and laugh at now, and Crowe finds herself in an uncomfortable position.
“There’s a whole backstory to it with [Jackson’s] The director took that fame I was collecting, you know, I tried to model some pop career around me and I didn’t want to be a pop star,” she said of the time. And then sexual harassment was involved in everything from that and then threatening to “never work” and me coming home and putting together bands and playing my music and making everyone in the industry say, “Well, we don’t know what to do in the blue, soul singer.”
When that tour ended, Crowe said she ran out of money and had to work as a waitress again.
“It was tough, it was really tough,” she said. “I mean, it’s hard to get out of the way and get back to your own life no matter what, but that was another kind of hard.”
However, despite the ups and downs in her personal life, Crowe remains optimistic about the future – especially when it comes to love.
“I love funny people,” she said. “I’ve dated celebrities, I’ve dated athletes, I’ve dated non-famous people,” she said. “It’s an open opportunity for anyone to be in the category of my next ‘favorite mistake’.”
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