Mariah Carey was rushed to the emergency room after injuring herself during the filming of her next music video in New York at the weekend, a representative for the pop star has today confirmed (July 9).
The former ‘American Idol’ judge was shooting a promo for a remix of her single ‘#Beautiful’, featuring rapper Jeezy, on Sunday (July 7) when she stumbled and dislocated her shoulder.
Despite the fall and needing medical attention at the NY Hospital for Special Surgery on the Upper East Side, a spokesperson for the 43-year-old has told fans not to worry as Carey is now doing fine.
“Mariah was injured while filming a video for the remix of #Beautiful, directed by her husband Nick Cannon,” Mariah’s spokesperson Cindi Berger said in a statement to the New York Post.
“She was taken to hospital late last night, where doctors reset her shoulder. She is fine and is recovering at home.”
The injury isn’t expected to affect Carey’s scheduled performance at the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in Central Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday (July 13).
“She will perform, but it is likely she will have her arm in a sling,” an insider revealed.
‘#Beautiful’ features on the singer’s next record, ‘The Art of Letting Go’, which was recently delayed. Originally scheduled for July 23, the album has now been pushed back until later this year so she can continue to work on the CD.
Explaining the hold-up in releasing the record, Mariah told her Twitter followers last month: “While making this album, I got so immersed in the creative process that I just don’t feel I would be doing it justice to release it on 7/23.
“I’d rather not exclude meaningful songs,” she went on to explain. “I want to give you this album as it’s meant to be heard.”