Mariah Carey cracked rib, hospitalized, returned to work - Nick Cannon
The injuries Mariah Carey suffered on the set of her new music video were more serious than what was reported, her husband Nick Cannon says, adding that the pop star was "such a trooper" and quickly returned to work from the hospital.
Cannon, host of NBC's "America's Got Talent," talked about his wife's condition during an interview on the network's "Today" show that day . Carey's rep had said a day earlier that the singer and former "American Idol" judge was hospitalized over the weekend after injuring her shoulder while filming a music video for a remix version of her song "#Beautiful" with rapper Young Jeezy. Cannon directed it.
"It was pretty serious," he said on the "Today" show. "Not only did she dislocate her shoulder, she actually cracked a rib and she has a ... like a bone, she chipped her shoulder bone during the video shoot. She was in this nice, beautiful gown, heels on and everything and was kinda on this platform and reached and kinda slipped and fell on her whole side."
She's such a trooper -- I was gonna rush to the hospital and she was like, 'You get back in there and finish the video!' And then, after they put the shoulder back in place, bandaged her all up, she came back to the video ... like early in the morning and finished out everything. She was like, 'This had better be a good video after all this plain I went through!'"
Carey is still scheduled to perform on Saturday with the New York Philharmonic on Central Park's Great Lawn for the 2013 MLB All-Star Charity Concert, which will benefit survivors of Hurricane Sandy, which killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in the United States in October.
"Obviously the doctor didn't want her to do anything so she's laid, up ,resting right now because she has a huge show this weekend," Cannon said. "She's resting up for that but I've never seen anybody-- I would be crying and passed out if something like that happened," he said.
Cannon also appeared on the "Today" show to promote his latest TV side project -- the return of his improv comedy show, "Wild 'N Out," which premieres on MTV2 at 9 p.m. ET. The original series last aired six years ago.
Watch a video of Nick Cannon talking about Mariah Carey's injuries on the "Today" show below.