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    Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:50:30

    Missy Elliott Releases Statement Clearing Up Inaccuracies in Grave's Disease Reports - She addresses some falsities printed in the media

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    Rapper Missy Elliott revealed last week that she had an autoimmune disease called Grave's Disease. Many media outlets picked up the story and Elliott wanted to address some inaccuracies in subsequent reports.

    Below is the full, official statement from Missy Elliott:

    "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." Clearly, Elliott wants people to understand that her disease has not sidelined her career, even though she has dipped below the radar for the past several years.

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    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.27.11




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