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Missy Elliott Saves Her Health

Missy Elliott Saves Her Health

Rapper Missy Elliott’s excess weight and subsequent high blood pressure health diagnosis had never bothered her friends, fans or managers. However, it bothered her doctor considerably. He finally warned Elliott that if she didn’t slim down, she risked an early death.

That was all it took for the artist to begin her weight loss process. She now takes two blood pressure pills a day.

“My doctor told me, 'If you wanna be around, you're gonna have to lose weight.' So that was my focus,” Elliott says in an interview.

Have you received health warnings from your doctor about your high blood pressure? How have they impacted your daily health choices? [Showbiz Spy]

Posted: 6/9/08