Sheryl Crow Speaks Out On Lance Armstrong's Doping

| by Michael Allen

Sheryl Crow recently spoke to 'Entertainment Tonight' about her former fiancee Lance Armstrong's doping.

 The 50-year-old rock star told host Nancy O'Dell that "honesty is always the best bet and that the truth will set you free. To carry around a weight like that would be devastating in the long run."

Crow was in a relationship with Armstrong from 2003 to 2006, which included two of his tainted seven Tour de France wins, reports the Daily Mail.

Crow was reportedly present in a hospital room in 2004 when Armstrong asked teammate Frankie Andreu and his wife Betsy Andreu to lie about the fact that Armstrong had doped.

The singer was twice named in affidavits given to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency by Betsy Andreu that alleged Armstrong had used performance enhancing substances.

In an interview last year with Katie Couric, Crow said: "I felt bad. I felt bad for [Armstrong], I felt bad for his family and I kinda felt like the rest of America. He is a hero that we watched and looked up to and admired."

Armstrong didn't mention Crow in his interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired last week on her OWN network.

Armstrong did mention his ex-wife, Kristin, whom he claimed knew about the doping. Armstrong credited her with making him promise that his comeback in 2009 would be drug-free.

Speaking about his 13-year-old son Luke, the oldest of his five children, Armstrong said: "I saw my son defending me and saying, 'That's not true. What you're saying about my dad is not true.'"

"I said, 'Listen, there's been a lot of questions about your dad. My career. Whether I doped or did not dope. I've always denied that and I've always been ruthless and defiant about that. You guys have seen that. That's probably why you trusted me on it.'"

"And uh, I told Luke, I said, 'Don't defend me anymore. Don't. If anyone says anything to you, do not defend me. Just say my dad said he was sorry.'"