Sheryl Crow granted restraining order against man who threatened to ‘shoot her’

Phillip Sparks must now stay 100 yards away from Crow and her family

Sheryl Crow has succeeded in her bid to secure a restraining order against a man who allegedly threatened to shoot her.

The singer, who admitted recently that she has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumour, has been granted a temporary restraining order against Phillip Sparks, who must now stay 100 yards away from her and her family, reports BBC News.

Crow asked for the restraining order after saying in a sworn statement that she was afraid of Phillip Sparks because he had claimed online that he believed Crow has stolen money from him and broken into his house. She also said that Sparks had recently told a worker at an entertainment union that he was going to “just shoot” her.


The restraining order not only covers Crow, but also several family members, some of her staff and her two young sons. The order came into effect last Tuesday (July 24). A hearing to extend the order to a three-year protective order will take place on August 14 in Santa Monica, California.

Sheryl Crow has sold over 50 million albums during her career, which has seen her release a total of seven studio albums. She released her latest LP ‘100 Miles From Memphis’ in 2010 and is currently working on songs for a musical adaptation of the 1980s classic film Diner.