Health Watch: Celebs Who Have Had Recent Medical Scares

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  • Toni Braxton
  • Lady Gaga
  • Missy Elliott
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Sherri Shepherd
  • Randy Jackson
  • Adele
  • Serena Williams
  • August Alsina
  • Sam Smith
  • Tamar Braxton
  • Tamia
  • Nick Cannon
  • Rick Ross
  • Tami Roman

Missy Elliott

This rapper's 30-pound weight loss a few years ago wasn't for the sake of vanity, it was to help keep her alive. In 2011, Missy revealed to People that she has been fighting Graves disease since 2008. The autoimmune disorder, which ravages the nervous system and thyroid and has no cure, caused her to dramatically change her lifestyle and focus on her health. Thankfully, doctors caught Missy's disease early and said she will be able to live a life close to normal, provided she takes care of herself.

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