Hip-hop star Missy Elliott is set to undergo surgery this week (ends23SEP05) to repair Achilles tendon damage.

Last week (ends18SEP05), the WORK IT rapper was injured while rehearsing for TV Guide's Emmy party in Los Angeles, but braved the pain and performed on crutches for revellers on Sunday (18SEP05).

According to MTV News, the rap star is scheduled to go under the knife in the coming days to repair the damage; there is no word yet on how long it will take her to recover from the surgery.

Elliott's representative says the rapper is in good sprits and resting.