Billboard reports that Missy Elliott has been suffering from an auto-immune disease affecting the thyroid called Graves disease (I take it this was named after a Dr. Graves but dayumn, can a disease have a more horrible name? And now that I’ve typed it I imagine ‘Dr. Graves’ doesn’t inspire huge amounts of confidence among patients either).
“I was [driving and] trying to put my foot on the brake, but my leg was jumping. I couldn’t keep the brake down and almost crashed,” Elliott said. “I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad — I couldn’t even use a pen.”
So, now you know why she’s been quiet for a minute. The good news is she’s doing better now and has the disease under control even though it’s apparently chronic (no Dre). Other good news is that she’s working on new material with Timbaland. These two inspired each other to some great material, and we all know Timothy can certainly use some inspiration again. Keep ya head up Miss E.