Mariah on Good Morning America

Superstar singer Mariah Carey is used to a whirlwind lifestyle but nothing could prepare her for the difficulties she has faced this year, from giving birth to twins, to facing a family health scare to, most recently, losing her friend and fellow singer, Whitney Houston.
"Where do I begin," Carey said today on "Good Morning America". "There's so many different things that I went through." Describing herself as "almost incapable" still of talking about Houston's death, Carey began there, reflecting on the "home-going" service she attended Saturday for the 48-year-old singer who was found dead February 11 in the bathroom of her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
"It was great," she said of the nearly four-hour funeral attended by other A-list stars such as Oprah Winfrey and Kevin Costner. "Such a class act, the way she went out and the way her family dealt with it."
"I don't think people could ever understand our relationship," the 41-year-old singer said o f Houston, with whom she recorded the hit "When You Believe" in 1998. "There was always this supposed rivalry in the beginning and then we did the duet and became friends. I saw her towards the end. I loved her. It's very heavy emotionally."
Also adding to the pain was Carey's learning of her friend's death while her family was going through a health scare of its own, the Feb. 10 hospitalization of her husband, entertainer Nick Cannon, for blood clots in his lungs. The hospitalization came a month after Cannon, 31, was hospitalized and treated for kidney failure while the couple were vacationing in Aspen, Colo., with their 9-month-old twins.
"We didn't know how big a deal it was at that moment," Carey said of Cannon's initial hospitalization in January. "It was a gradual thing. We ended up in a couple hospitals this year already." The multi-employed Cannon was told by his doctors to slow down his professional commitments and announced February 17 that he was stepping down as host of his daily radio morning show.
"The best thing I think was the choice that he made to leave the radio show and just focus on America's Got Talent and Up All Night," Carey said. "The thing is, he's a young healthy person. It's about changing the lifestyle - and just an awareness of what can really happen to you no matter how young or in great shape you are," she said. "I think, like he always does, he's going to turn something that happened into a positive thing."
Carey chose to change her own lifestyle after she gave birth to the couple's twins, Moroccan and Monroe, in April after a difficult pregnancy that saw her diagnosed with both gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. She became a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig and lost 30 pounds herself on the diet. She also co-directed and stars in a newly released public service announcement marking February as Heart Awareness Month.
"When you carry twins, that is a whole other thing so, physically, I went through it," she said of her pregnancy. "I had never dealt with a physical thing like that." Carey, who revealed she's working on new music and hopes to wrap up a song as soon as next week, said her pregnancy battle, combined with Cannon's health scare, woke her up.
"It's about getting to a place within yourself where you feel good," she said. "I think now more than ever people need to focus on the health aspect of just life. I'm still reaching for my goals, trying to get there."

(MariahCarey.com)

Wednesday 22 February 2012
share on facebook share on twitter rss feed
Mariah rereleased wish (49,409) by Warrior Butterfly from USA

Holly rawness Mariah's unedited style has stirred me. "I love it even more now," said like Olaf. Stupid joke but worth it, I must say it has been a while since I've had a chill from her. The Tattoo Club mini concert would be a great gem for lambs for MC25 just saying as a DVD bonus feature for the "The First Vision". I can see why "Someday" was rem... read more
(Sunday 25 January 2015; 13:38)
MTV Unplugged / debut showcase (49,408) by Skip from United States

Both of these unedited recordings were such an unexpected pleasure to listen to today. I loved hearing the MTV show unmixed as well because of new sounds you could pick out. What sounds like a harpsichord in "I'll Be There" was so beautiful. Finding out Mariah's mom was in the audience? Awesome. But I think the thing I noticed about these performan... read more
(Sunday 25 January 2015; 7:16)
Tattoo Club audio (49,407) by Deedre aka MiTodoChop @HBF from Canada

Thank you for posting. I loved hearing all the extra bits, and Someday. Awesome.
(Sunday 25 January 2015; 6:42)
Do you want to share your thoughts and ideas with other Mariah Carey fans. Are you looking for a special item for your collection? Or do you just want to talk about Mariah? You can do it all on the messageboard.

© The Mariah Carey Archives 1998 - 2015 | 50 visitors online
LATEST NEWS
25-01-2015
23-01-2015
20-01-2015
19-01-2015
19-01-2015
19-01-2015
17-01-2015
17-01-2015
16-01-2015
16-01-2015
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
26-01-2012
26-01-2012
26-01-2011
26-01-2010
26-01-2009
26-01-2008
26-01-2008
26-01-2008
26-01-2007
26-01-2007
26-01-2006
26-01-2006
26-01-2005
26-01-2005
26-01-2005
26-01-2004
26-01-2003
26-01-2003
26-01-2002
26-01-2002
26-01-2002
26-01-2001
26-01-2000
26-01-2000
26-01-1999
26-01-2012
26-01-2012
26-01-2011
26-01-2010
26-01-2009
26-01-2008
26-01-2008
26-01-2008
26-01-2007
26-01-2007
26-01-2006
26-01-2006
26-01-2005
26-01-2005
26-01-2005
26-01-2004
26-01-2003
26-01-2003
26-01-2002
26-01-2002
26-01-2002
26-01-2001
26-01-2000
26-01-2000
26-01-1999