Missy Elliott has thanked her fans for their support following the revelation she's battling Graves' disease.
The hip-hop star recently revealed she was diagnosed in 2008 with the autoimmune disease, which affects the thyroid, prompting speculation she's shied away from the spotlight due to ill health.
Elliott has since spoken out to reassure her devotees, insisting it has not slowed down her workrate.
And now the Work It hitmaker has publicly praised her followers for sticking by her, insisting their support helps her to get through tough times.
She writes on Twitter.com, "I can't thank yall (you all) enuff (enough) of (sic) the love yall (you all) have shown me! Dreams do come true no matter what doors r (are) shut God opens another!
"I am Humbly Grateful! Here's hugs to all who have been thru the worst but inspire 2 (to) keep going! I love yall Sincerely!!"