Mariah Carey hospitalized


On Wednesday morning, Dec. 2, Mariah Carey was rushed to a hospital in New York City, after falling ill with a severe case of the flu, TMZ reported.

The night prior, the powerhouse singer attended the Pier 1 Christmas Pop Up Storybook launch in SoHo and was “the ultimate professional,” says a rep for the event. “She had fallen ill earlier in the day, but participated in the event last night as much as she could.” Meanwhile, Carey gushed about the event via Instagram, “Had so much fun at the #pier1popup holiday party. Let’s get festive and start decorating for the holidays.”

Now, a rep for the “All I Want For Christmas” vocalist tells PEOPLE Carey “had been feeling under the weather with the flu over the past few days and was fighting it to the best of her abilities. She is doing well now and will be performing as scheduled this weekend. She thanks her lambs for the continued support and well wishes.”

At the Pier 1 event, Carey mentioned feeling under the weather, but went about her business as usual and talked about her excitement over the holidays.

“I love a white Christmas. I love a snowy Christmas, so Aspen, [Colorado, is my go-to. I’m going this year,” Carey told PEOPLE. “It’s a tradition. I’ve been going there a long time.”

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