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You may be shocked to find out that some of your favorite celebrities are living with an incurable illness. You may recognize some of the stars on this list who have been more vocal about their conditions, but others will surprise you with what disease they’ve been suffering from. So here’s a list of 8 celebrities living with a chronic disease.

1. Why Missy Elliot Couldn’t Write Music Anymore

Missy Elliot's chronic disease
Missy Elliot

You may have noticed that Missy stepped out of the spotlight a few years ago. Unfortunately, she had to take a break from her music career to deal with a serious medical condition. Missy suffers from Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid and can lead to insomnia, fatigue, goiter, and eye problems. Some say her condition got so bad that she couldn’t write or drive a car anymore.

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