A couple days ago, Hip Hop star Missy Elliott revealed to the masses of her diagnosis with Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disease where the thyroid is overactive, since 2008. Today, she released a statement to clarify some misunderstandings, and express that she is doing fine and fans can expect to hear new music from her soon.
“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. 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. And on top of all that, I’m working on my new album. I feel great. 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.”
Elliott will also discuss her battle against the disease on the next episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music,” as well as her weight-loss and being sexually molested as a child. The episode will air on Wednesday, June 29th at 10PM on VH1.