Who Knew? Missy Elliott Was Hospitalized Night Before Super Bowl Performance

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Half-time Secrets

Not only was Katy Perry’s Super Bowl half-time show highly anticipated, it was highly watched. Alongside superstar Missy Elliot, the duo performed the most watched Super Bowl half-time show to this day. While Katy was the main attraction, Missy got nearly three minutes of the 12-minute-long spotlight.

With a medly of three of her biggest hits, Missy killed the stage as a surprise guest spot. Fans saw her heat things up to “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It,” and “Lose Control,” earning a 996% sales boost from song and album downloads following the high profile show.

Turns out though, viewers didn’t have the whole story about Missy’s performance.

Well… everything is clearer in hindsight, as they say โ€” and, although viewers’ present sight told them that the 2015 performance was amazing, they had no idea! Nearly three years later, after learning that Missy was hospitalized the night before the show, fans’ hindsight is telling them that the performance was nearly magical.

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