*Missy Elliott has been out of the spotlight for a little while now, especially after announcing to the world her diagnosis of Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disease where thyroids are overactive.
But she recently released a statement to clarify any misunderstandings her fans or the media may have.
“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.”
Also, keep a lookout for the Hip Hop icon to talk about her battle with the disease on VH1’s “Behind the Music” to premiere June 29 at 10 p.m.