Missy Elliott Clears Things Up Regarding Her Graves’ Disease Struggle
Just a few days after it was revealed that Missy Elliott has been suffering from Graves' disease for three years without anyone's knowledge, the singer herself has issued an official statement in hopes that it will clear up some confusion -- and misgivings -- about her struggle.
"There have been some inaccuracies reported in regards to my diagnosis with Grave's Disease, so I wanted to clear things up. I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease about three years ago but it really hasn't slowed me down at all," Elliott stresses in her official public address, clarifying that she's been just as on fire as ever. "I rocked my performance on VH1 Hip Hop Honors' tribute to Timbaland last year. I've written and produced a bunch of Grammy-nominated, #1 hits for artists like Keyshia Cole, Monica and Jasmine Sullivan. I toured the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia."
She adds, "And on top of all that, I'm working on my new album." While it's both surprising and relieving that the 'Get Ur Freak On' hitmaker has been able to maintain her star status and keep her disease under the radar, what's most important is that she feels good while she rocks it. "I feel great," she says. "Under my doctor's supervision, I've been off medication for about a year and I'm completely managing the condition through diet and exercise."
We're happy to hear that while she'll never be cured of Graves', Missy's spirit is very much on the mend. You go girl, work it!
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