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Queen Latifah Spends All Of Her Free Time Caring For Her Momma! Find Out What’s Wrong HERE!

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We hate to hear about sick family members, but at least she has the means to take care of her!

Queen Latifah is enjoying the success from her new show, but what you may not know is that the show almost didn’t happen!

QL’s momma, Rita Owens, is suffering from scleroderma, which is an incurable autoimmune disease. Basically what happens is that

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A Mother And Daughter Story Of Survival

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Recently on Ellen, two women, Victoria Jackson and her daughter, Ali Guthy spoke about Neuromyelitis optica (NMO).

NMO is an autoimmune disease that attacks the optic nerve and the spinal chord.

After Ali was diagnosed in her young teens, she was given only 4 years to live.

Four years later, she's still going strong!

They've written a book called Saving Each Other and it's basically about how they're, for lack of better words, saving each other.

Check out the video (above) to learn a little more about their story and see how their relationship has saved both of their lives!

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Nick Cannon Reveals Kidney Problems Were Part Of Autoimmune Disease

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Oh no! We're so sorry to hear about Nick Cannon's recent health problems. Although he's got them under control now, it sounds like he'll be dealing with issues for the rest of his life.

While DJing at an event in NYC on Wednesday, the television personality revealed that his kidney condition was the result of an "autoimmune disease that [doctors] found" in his system and it won't be going away, continuing:

"They kind of say [my] autoimmune [disease] is – like a lupus type of thing, but no one else in my family has it."

The autoimmune disease caused the kidney failure, which then produced ANOTHER health scare when he was rushed to the hospital a few weeks ago because of a blood clot in his lungs. Nick described the experience as one of "the scariest" things that has ever happened to him, saying:

"The blood clot thing was probably the scariest because … I've known people who have passed away from that. I thought I was getting better and then that happened, so that kind of came out of nowhere."

Since being diagnosed with his health problems, Nick has had to stop hosting his radio show and is actively trying to get more sleep every night. No matter what inconveniences arise from his condition, however, Nick just feels "blessed to be alive."

[Image via WENN.]

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Missy Elliot Explains Why She's Been MIA, Speaks About Her Battle With Graves Disease

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What an inspiration!

Back in May, we heard that Missy Elliot would be the focus of the June 29th season premiere episode of VH1's Behind the Music.

Here's what the show's executive producer Brad Abramson said about it at the time:

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