Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Exclusive: Mariah Carey Will Play Central Park Tonight Despite Recent Injuries


The show must go on! Mariah Carey will be singing her heart out tonight in Central Park with the NY Philharmonic on behalf of the victims and survivors of Hurricane Sandy. But don’t blame her if she winces a little bit. It turns out that Mariah hurt herself more severely than initially reported when she was filming a video last week in New York. The video was a remix of “#Beautiful” directed by her husband Nick Cannon.

Not only did she dislocate her shoulder, she fractured two ribs. Sources say there’s nerve damage in her right arm, there’s severe bruising. No doubt her top flight make up artist will cover all that up! But hey, for a mom of two toddlers with a busy career, this is no joke. Her doctors and orthopedic specialists begged her not to perform tonight because of physical limitations.

Nevertheless, Mariah wants to be there for the Hurricane Sandy families, her legions of fans and for Major League Baseball’s All-Star game kick off. She should be at home resting and healing, but knowing Mariah she’ll “give her all” to make tonight meaningful!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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