Washington, Jan 27 : American blues-rock singer Sheryl Crow has slammed the media for exposing one of the most devastating periods of her life.
The singer also blasted people who bought the tabloid reports for entertainment.
Crow had been diagnosed with breast cancer in Feb 2006, just a few days after the 45-year-old ended her three-year relationship with fellow cancer sufferer and cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Crow, who was suffering at that time, found that the incident sparked off an ever-present paparazzi frenzy, which put a strain on her recovery.
"Having 100 paparazzi outside my gate at all times because of the terrible things that were happening, it really spoke to me about who we are," Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.
"If this is what makes people want to buy magazines - someone at their absolute lowest - that is a very sad message. I found the whole experience was very difficult.
"I went from being linked with one of the most famous cancer survivors to then begin diagnosed with cancer," she added.