Sheryl Crow, who had breast cancer surgery last year, has wished Luciano Pavarotti well in his own battle against cancer. Crow spoke about the famed tenor while she was on the Italian resort island of Ischia, where she received a music award, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
Pavarotti underwent surgery after doctors discovered a malignant pancreatic mass last year.
"Best wishes to maestro Pavarotti, that he can survive this terrible illness, an experience that I, too, had, and that made me stronger today," ANSA quoted Crow as saying.
She was on the island in the Gulf of Naples with her infant son, Wyatt, whom she adopted several months ago. "Thanks to him, I work much better. Two days ago, I finished cutting an album," she said.
"It was a terrible year for me. I was, above all, very much in pain for the end of a love story," said the 45-year-old singer, who underwent breast cancer surgery in February 2006, the same month that she and cycling champ Lance Armstrong announced they had broken off their engagement.
"There were tough moments, during radiation therapy, but then it was the same pain to make me what I am today and what I wanted to be," she said.
Pavarotti's London-based manager, Terri Robson, said last week the 71-year-old tenor was teaching and working on a recording of sacred songs.