Friday, October 11, 2013

Crow endured Armstrong's singing...

There has been reports that Sheryl Crow witnessed some of Lance Armstrong's blood transfusions during his Tour wins. However Twisted Spoke has the real story...

Sheryl Crow apparently told federal investigator Jeff Novitsky that she saw her then fiancée Lance Armstrong attempt to sing Country Western music.

As reported in the New York Daily News, the allegations will soon be revealed with the release of the book Wheelmen, written by two Wall Street Journal reporters.

“He was quite brazen about it — there was no hiding or embarrassment about what he was doing,” Crow is quoted as saying. “It wasn’t just sing in the shower stuff. He belted out Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. He didn’t even lower his voice.”

Country Western singer Crow dated Armstrong back in 2004 and has intimate knowledge of the disgraced former champion’s behavior during that time period. According to the book, Crow first heard Armstrong sing while flying to Belgium in Armstrong’s private jet.

“He was from Texas and he wanted to show me he could do whatever he wanted — win the Tour de France or become a famous country western singer, “said Crow. “I thought his voice was awful but that didn’t stop him. I’ve won several Grammy awards — I know talent when I hear it. But he had his close circle of friends who just agreed with him that he sounded better than Johnny Cash.”

According to the book’s authors, Crow grew increasingly uneasy about Armstrong’s attempts at singing. “I pleaded with him to get help. He could afford the best backup singers money could buy. You can cover up a lot of stuff with studio tricks. But he wouldn’t listen, telling me he had the best voice in the peloton,” recounts Crow.

Armstrong may yet face the music. New UCI president Brian Cookson has invited Armstrong to testify about his doping and singing for a yet-to-be-formed Truth & Reconciliation panel. The Texan has not yet revealed whether he will take part or whether he will perform solo or with a backup band.

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