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Mariah Carey 'doing well' after coming down with severe flu

Published 03/12/2015

Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is insistent on performing despite being knocked down by illness.

Mariah Carey is "doing well" after falling ill with a severe case of the flu.

The Hero singer was reportedly taken to a New York City hospital on Wednesday (02Dec15) morning, when medics pumped her full of fluids and vitamins in a bid to help her overcome the illness, according to TMZ.com.

Her representative tells People magazine Carey was the "ultimate professional" during an appearance at the Pier 1 Christmas Pop Up Storybook launch in SoHo on Tuesday (01Dec15), revealing she "had fallen ill earlier in the day, but participated in the event last night as much as she could."

Although her spokesperson did not confirm the pop diva had been admitted to hospital, they did insist Carey is on the mend and planning to return to work this weekend (begs04Dec15).

"She had been feeling under the weather with the flu over the past few days and was fighting it to the best of her abilities," the rep said. "She is doing well now and will be performing as scheduled this weekend. She thanks her lambs for the continued support and well wishes."

The mother-of-two has a big performance lined up on Saturday (05Dec15) at rapper pal Busta Rhymes' Hot for the Holidays concert in New Jersey.

This isn't the first time Mariah has worked while suffering health issues, as she continued to perform at a number of concerts throughout 2013 despite having a broken arm.

The fabulous singer ensured she was still stylish on the stage, as Mariah had high-profile designers create fashionable slings to match her outfits as she sang for fans.

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