Superstar Mariah Carey performed at Central Park, New York on July 13th at a charity concert wearing the most blinging sling, supporting her shoulder injury.
Mariah Carey is known for being a bit of a diva, but Ms Carey gets the double thumbs up from me for performing at a charity concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims this weekend, despite being injured a week before. Husband, Nick Cannon revealed last Tuesday on The Today Show that Mariah had dislocated her shoulder, cracked a rib and chipped her shoulder bone whilst filming a new music video. To shoulder (pardon the pun) that kind of pain and discomfort, then perform at a star studded concert looking stunning and smiling through the agony makes her a real STAR.
Mariah Carey performing “Looking In” with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at Central Park July 2013
I’m into my fourth week of wearing an air cast after tearing the muscle in my left leg. A few days in from the injury, with the painkillers not killing the pain, the weight of the heavy cast and not being able to sleep, I was ready to hack of my damned leg. My kids can vouch that I’ve been a miserable grouch, not being able to get around and having to rely on others. Yes I know Mrs Cannon has plenty of hired help, her own personal medical team and a loving husband to ease her discomfort, but pain is pain. If Mariah had pulled out of the Central Park concert, no-one could have blamed her. Instead, Mariah carried on like trooper for her art, in the aid of a charity that will have truly benefited from her appearance.
Mariah Carey, the critics and haters can say what they want. I salute you girl.
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