Missy Elliot, Grammy winner suffers from Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid.
Report says, Elliot was diagnosed with the said disease back in 2008 while experiencing Graves’ disease symtoms such as dizziness, mood swings, a rapid heart beat and hair loss.
Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott hit songs are Get Ur Freak On, Work It, “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”, “Hot Boyz”, “One Minute Man”, “Pass That Dutch”, and “Lose Control”.
Diseases of the immune system have a genetic predisposition. In a normal body, the immune system defends itself against germs and viruses. An autoimmune disease means the body’s immune system acts against its own healthy cells and tissues. Some other examples of autoimmune disease are Hashimoto’s (under active thyroid) disease, thyroid eye disease, diabetes mellitus, arthritis and vitiligo (loss of skin pigment). [Graves Disease Foundation]
“My thyroid is functioning, so I haven’t had to take medication in about nine months,” she said.
“I’m doing great,” she said, adding that she’s glad she can motivate others.