Sheryl Crow Gets A Little Help from Her ‘Friends'
August 9, 2006

For the first time, Sheryl Crow is talking about how a pair of "Friends" helped her battle breast cancer.

The soulful singer told "Extra" that Courteney Cox Arquette and Jennifer Aniston were there for her in the darkest of days.

"Jen's an amazingly soulful person," Sheryl revealed. "She was completely generous in spirit and embracing and loving and compassionate and wise."

Only we were with Sheryl, who looked picture perfect, at a photo shoot for Rock and Republic, a benefit for Fred Segal's "Design a Cure" cancer prevention campaign.

"Rock and Republic jeans have been gracious enough to create a t-shirt," Sheryl showed us. "The proceeds go not only to research but to treatment."

At the event, the singer was far from singing the blues; she had just returned from spending the weekend in Mexico with Courteney.

Sheryl revealed that Aniston, who knows all too well the pain of a public breakup, helped her recover from her split with Lance Armstrong.

"I think what she's had to go through has been kind of demoralizing," Sheryl admitted. "To see that we're stooping this low to press so heavily into somebody's personal life and to vilify them, it's discouraging."

"Yet she handles all of it with an immense amount of grace and compassion," Crow continued. "She seems to always be operating from the heart."


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