3. Missy Elliott
One of the most famous female rappers of all time, Missy Elliott is another star that continues to battle a serious disease. She is suffering from Graves disease, a rare thyroid dysfunction that makes the nervous system shut down and causes skin dehydration and loss of hair.
She was diagnosed in 2008, but she kept the disease private, until she finally decided to go public and admit her brave fight. She said that with the right medication the, disease is not life threatening. Now, she is ready to take on the world again with her new album that comes out this year.