Nick Cannon: Mariah Carey's Dislocated Shoulder Injury Was "Pretty Serious"

Celebrity News Jul. 9, 2013 AT 1:00PM
Nick Cannon says wife Mariah Carey's recently hospitalization for a dislocated shoulder was "pretty serious," adding that she "cracked a rib" and "chipped her shoulder bone." Nick Cannon says wife Mariah Carey's recently hospitalization for a dislocated shoulder was "pretty serious," adding that she "cracked a rib" and "chipped her shoulder bone." Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

The show must go on! After Mariah Carey dislocated her shoulder while filming a new music video for #Beautiful on Sunday, July 7, husband Nick Cannon says she insisted the crew continued working while she went to the hospital.

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"She's such a trooper," Cannon, 32, told the TODAY show on July 9. "I was going to rush to the hospital with her, [but she said,] 'You get back in there and finish that video!' Then, after they put [her] shoulder back in place, bandaged her all up, she came back to the video early in the morning and finished out everything."

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On Monday, Carey's rep told Us Weekly in a statement: "Mariah injured herself while filming a video with Jeezy for the remix of #Beautiful, directed by her husband Nick Cannon. She was taken to hospital late last night, where doctors reset her shoulder. She is fine."

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But Cannon said his wife's injuries were worse than initially reported. 

"She was in this nice, beautiful gown, heels on and everything, and was kind of on this platform and reached and slipped and fell on her whole side," Cannon recalled. "It was pretty serious. Not only did she dislocate her shoulder, she actually cracked a rib and . . . she chipped her shoulder bone."

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