In spite of pain, Mariah Carey takes the stage
July 15th, 2013
02:46 PM ET

In spite of pain, Mariah Carey takes the stage

Mariah Carey came up with a stylish solution to performing with a shoulder injury this weekend.

The singer has been outfitted with a sling after dislocating her shoulder last week, but Carey wasn't going to settle for a standard issue apparatus.

When it was time for her to take the stage at the Major League Baseball All-Star Charity Concert at New York's Central Park on Saturday, she slipped into a form-fitting white ball gown, with a glittering sling to match.

And if the bedazzled version wasn't glamorous enough, she threw a white Gucci stole over her injured arm, just for effect.

"Still in a lot of pain – cracked rib, fractured shoulder, bruises everywhere, but the show must go on," Carey tweeted on Thursday ahead of her show, which was backed by the prestigious New York Philharmonic and held to benefit the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Carey noted on Twitter that it was "an amazing honor" to perform with the Philharmonic, and "for such a great cause."

Yet no Carey concert is complete without a costume change, even when the star is in "a tiny bit of pain," as she explained to the audience gathered. For a few numbers, she swapped her all-white outfit for a black one - including a new, matching stole.

"It was truly an honor to perform with world renowned NY Philharmonic. In spite of the pain, I wouldn't have ever missed this moment," Carey said on Instagram after the show. "Thanks for helping me get through it and sharing it with me."

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  1. all one can say is...


    July 17, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 53-if anything print...she's mad again


    July 17, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jackhole

    Pain? that isn't pain! Getting both your legs blown off and losing 3/4 of your that is pain. Gimme a break

    July 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. M.A.P.

    I wish that Nicki Minaj had punched her.

    July 17, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. This marriage works

    nick does not care she is older and said the s-x is loving, caring and he would not have it any other way and the fact that she would do anything for him makes him love her more...that is true love....xo too nick

    July 17, 2013 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. pitt04

    LOL! Love Mariah! She is such a girlie-girl...and her husband just let's her be herself.
    She paved the way for recent female of the greatest female artists' of our generation.

    July 17, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Alvarez

    I wouldn't mind picking through her poop looking for corn niblets.

    July 17, 2013 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. The fonz

    its all squishy compliments of the oik spa

    July 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rock

    That body has to feel good beneath you

    July 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Arnold Horshack

    Ooh, ooh...!

    July 16, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mariah50

    teens want ole Mariah too play drums...playing around like the old days

    July 16, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. ※Sadie※

    Gee, I'll bet that put a damper on her hands going 90 miles an hour while she sings. That alone drives me nuts. Don't get me started on the rest of the stuff she does that drives me crazy, either. I am not a fan, which I'm sure you already knew.

    July 16, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |


    July 16, 2013 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. At times you want too feel sorry for her...then there are times when you just say she deserves it....


    July 16, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. Al text

    same age as Mariah...hahahahaha

    July 16, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  16. Jane


    July 16, 2013 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  17. overnight stuff did we ;print it?


    July 16, 2013 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  18. M.A.P.

    MAriah Carey has never taken a sh!t in her whole life.

    July 16, 2013 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  19. Alvarez

    I enjoy eating my own poop.

    July 16, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  20. Andrew

    What a true professional!! I love how dedicated she is to her fans!!

    July 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Luimi Cerano

    I don't get it, people love to tear her down. The first picture is one of her singing. She is a really expressive singer, and show me another one who looks better while belting -i'll be waiting here.

    In the last picture, she looks absolutely stunning. I am so proud to have been part of her generation. Amazing that she isn't just a pretty face – Mariah has written every one of her hits(with the exception of the MJ cover). That's talent.

    July 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Duh

    what a crappy pic....Mariah you don't photo well in know the feeling

    July 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  23. derp

    It looks like someone just stuck something up her rear end.

    July 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  24. scorned, jealous and sloppy

    confirming green letter from texas (66)
    shalom salon photos in our rolllers

    July 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  25. cut off from s-xless...get her elsewhere...thanks


    July 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Try a movie

    that might help

    July 15, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Lousy pHoto

    she never glitters.

    July 15, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  28. 'Glitter' is the best movie ever made...

    Mariah is a real talent. Healthy relationship...

    July 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Relationships

    not a good picture of her...

    July 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  30. palintwit

    Sarah Palin is a POS. No if's, and's or but's.

    July 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  31. DO-rag

    I bet she bedazzles her tampons as well.

    July 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |

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