|Missy Elliot with her dramatic weight loss.
Missy Elliot who seemed to disappear from all our tv screens for a while now made an appearance on twitter revealing she is still very much around and coping with the life condition Graves' disease which she has been battling since 2008.
Missy shared a photo on her twitter page captioned:
"Just got off stage thanks @ALEXANDERWANGNY and @hmusa for having me perform I enjoyed [muah!]"
It turns out Missy Elliot was diagnosed in 2008 with Graves' disease, an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid and can cause nervousness, excessive sweating, weight loss, and palpitations. She last released a studio album in 2005.
While she battled the disease, she had mostly stayed out of the limelight. She's slowly making her way back over the past year as the weight loss seems to have a curative effect on the disease.
Missy agrees that her condition has improved , and reveals that she's 30 pounds lighter because she has been exercising, however, there is no cure for Graves' disease.
'My thyroid is functioning, so I haven't had to take medication in about nine months. [But] you live with it for the rest of your life.'
Missy has lost a lot of weight due to her disease but she still looks very healthy.I remember a few years ago when the weight loss hit us all,Missy didn't look quite as good as she does now.At first we all thought she was losing weight and commended her for it,but she kept losing weight till it was apparent something was wrong.
Nice to see Missy getting back to good health.We hope to hear something on our radios and Tv's pretty soon from her.