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Missy Elliott reveals thyroid condition

By | Published on Monday 27 June 2011

Missy Elliot

Missy Elliott has revealed that she suffers from a thyroid problem called Graves disease, which resulted in her hair falling out and her nervous system shutting down, which sounds pretty damn serious. Though the good news is that the condition is rarely life-threatening, and that she is keeping it under control by sticking to a special exercise regime.

Talking about the condition, which was diagnosed in 2008, the rapper told reporters: “My nervous system shut down, you know. Your skin is dry, your hair falls out, you wake up, your eyes feel like they’ve got rocks in them”.

Elliott’s publicist, Anne Kristoff, later told Reuters that since being diagnosed with the disease, which isn’t currently curable, her client “pretty much exercises every day, so she’s committed to her health”.