On Wednesday, TMZ reported that Mariah Carey was hospitalized with a severe case of the flu. The singer appeared at the Pier 1 Christmas Pop Up Storybook event in New York on Tuesday despite feeling ill. However, by Wednesday, she was overwhelmed with illness. Mariah was rushed to the hospital in New York after experiencing severe flu symptoms including dehydration.
A representative for Mariah released some information to People regarding her condition. The representative said:
“[Mariah] 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.”
She is still expected to perform at the Hot 97’s “Hot for the Holiday’s” concert in New Jersey this Saturday. It is possible that she will be released from the hospital later on Wednesday. Mariah is reportedly receiving IV treatments to replenish fluids and vitamins.
The flu is some scary stuff. Get well soon, Mariah!