Marie Fredriksson of the Swedish pop duo Roxette has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, her manager said today (Sept. 16). The small tumor was found after Fredriksson fainted and hit her head against

Marie Fredriksson of the Swedish pop duo Roxette has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, her manager said today (Sept. 16). The small tumor was found after Fredriksson fainted and hit her head against a sink last Wednesday at her Stockholm home.

The 44-year-old singer was examined at the Karolinska hospital and is resting in her home while doctors decide how the tumor can be treated, said her manager, Marie Dimberg. "A number of tests have been made showing that Marie has a small tumor in her in the back of her head," Dimberg said. "We do not know how serious it is but hope for the best."

Fredriksson and her partner, Per Gessle, had hits in the late '80s and early '90s including "It Must Have Been Love" from the "Pretty Woman" soundtrack and "The Look."

They'd planned to launch the a new Roxette single, "A Thing About You," on Oct. 14 and start a European tour later the same month, said a spokesperson for their record label, EMI Sweden. It was unclear how her illness would affect those plans.


AP LogoCopyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.