Graves’ disease hasn’t slowed me down at all: Missy Elliott

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2011, 18:26 PM IST

Washington: Missy Elliott has revealed that her battle with Graves’ disease has not slowed her down at all.

“There have been some inaccuracies reported in regards to my diagnosis with Graves’ 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,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

“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,” she said.

“I toured the U.K., Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. And on top of all that, I’m working on my new album,” she said.

“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,” she added.

According to earlier reports, the hip-hop star, who was diagnosed in 2008 with the autoimmune disease, was thought to be shying away from the spotlight due to ill health.

But the ‘Work It’ hit maker has rubbished the reports that suggested her suffering from ill health.

ANI