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

missy elliot explains why shes been mia

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:

“Missy was great and very candid. She talked for the first time about her [near fatal bout with] Graves disease, which she├óΓé¼Γäós been battling for the last few years, and spoke in detail about the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.”

Now, Missy has opened up further about her battle with the autoimmune disease Graves, and why she’s been pretty much MIA for the past few years.

Here’s what she had to say about it:

“You live with it the rest of your life. I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad. I couldn’t even use a pen.”

Despite her health problems, Missy has said that she’s lost 30 lbs and is currently working in the studio with Timbaland!

We’re so proud and impressed with your strength and perseverance, Missy! We CANNOT wait to hear your new music, and we’ll def check out your Behind the Music episode on the 29th!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

Jun 22, 2011 1:49pm PDT

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