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Sheryl Crow opened up about what it was like filming her documentary, “Sheryl,” and having to relive her darkest moments.
The documentary chronicles Crow’s rise to fame, starting in her childhood, the challenges she faced early in her career, and all the ups and downs she experienced in both her personal life and in his career.
During an appearance on “The Today Show,” Crow revealed which experiences were the hardest for her to revisit while filming the documentary.
“There were a lot of things I never talked about in there,” Crow said. “There were some deaths along the way that really affected me, definitely the death of John O’Brian from ‘Leaving Las Vegas’. My battle with the real lows and having to go get help, everything is in there. Actually, to be honest, it was really liberating, well just to talk about it.
SHERYL CROW FELT ‘NECESSARY’ TO TELL HER STORY BEHIND THE SCENES IN NEW DOCUMENTARY
Although she feels liberated to finally tell her story, Crow admitted to feeling terrified during the process, and even more so now that the documentary is out and people are coming up to her saying they watched it. . She noted, “He was the king of terrifying… exposing everything” and knowing that people know “all the good stuff and all the heavy stuff”.
Crow explained that many of his popular songs sound like his music is always upbeat and cheerful, leading them to believe that his life has always been the same. She, however, believes that the songs about her struggles tell the real story of her life and are ones that audiences can relate to, leaving them feeling something after hearing them.
“People think you have ‘All I Wanna Do’ and ‘Everyday is a Winding Road’ and you’re upbeat and you’re happy all the time, and ‘Soak Up the Sun’, but at the end of the day, this are your deep cuts that tell the story,” Crow explained.
Crow’s documentary includes her battle with breast cancer, her relationship with Lance Armstrong during his scandal, as well as her other high-profile relationships, her struggles with depression and her time on tour with Michael Jackson.
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Although the focus is on the toughest times in his life, the documentary also includes happier times in his life and even features his sons. Crow has two sons, Wyatt Steven Crow, 15, and Levi James Crow, 12, whom she adopted in 2007 and 2010 respectively.
Crow explained that she is generally very strict with her children and their exposure to the public, explaining that she does not allow them to be present on social networks, but that they are in the documentary and even inspired her. to write his new song “Forever”. “, which is featured at the end of the film.
“They’re going through a pandemic, they’re worried about their planet, they’re worried about going to school and being unsafe with guns and stuff, and I didn’t have that stress,” explained Crow. “The song is really to remind us all that every moment is a gift and we have to stay in this moment. Don’t get distracted by a phone between you and your loved ones and make the most of every moment. I have it written for them.”
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The “Sheryl” documentary is available to stream on Showtime.