Nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow has revealed that she has often cried when reading comments about her work on Twitter.
The singer told the Sunday Telegraph that she doesn't use social networking sites often but has gotten emotional when she would come across negative comments.
"I had a song come out – it was in reference to a Hank Williams tribute record – and somebody blogged that it sounded like someone being raped in an open field."
She continued, "It was so heinous. I sobbed. I never read that stuff, but I happened to catch that one thing. And I sobbed – and it wasn't even what he said. It was the hatred."
The 51-year-old added that the anonymity people have on the internet makes them feel as though they can say hurtful things, "We've given everybody the opportunity to have an anonymous platform. We've given them momentum, and a community which to associate. It used to be that if you were like that, you might be an outside. Now everybody has found their people – haters."