Recently, hip hop superstar Missy Elliott has shared why she has been out of the music scene. She is fighting an autoimmune disease. Read more after the jump.
In 2008, she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease, which causes overactivity of the thyroid gland. She has suffered hair loss, mood swings, and other side effects. However, radiation treatments and losing 30 pounds has helped to improve her situation even though this is a disease she will suffer from for the rest of her life. Here’s what she has said about it:
“I was (driving and) trying to put my foot on the brake, but my leg was jumping,”she said. “I couldn’t keep the brake down and almost crashed… I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad – I couldn’t even use a pen.”
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