Mariah Carey has been slowly recovering from a pretty serious shoulder injury she sustained during a music video shoot earlier this year, and it hasn’t been easy. In fact, Mariah’s pretty sure it’s the most difficult thing she’s ever been through in her life, which is… maybe not actually the case and seems slightly exaggerative, but what do I know?
Here’s Mariah’s letter to her “lambs” (fans) that she posted on Facebook this weekend, giving them all the updates:
I’m so happy to be able to catch up with everybody here on Facebook. The last three months of my life have not been easy. Getting through this injury has been the toughest experience of my life. It took me three months to get to this point but thank God I was able to recover and get my arm back. It’s a huge deal, it should have taken eight months and even my doctors can’t believe it. It’s been a long journey, the physical therapists have been incredible and I am very grateful to all of them for helping me.
When people expected me to go “Here I am, I’m back and everything’s great!”, it didn’t happen because my hand was still in tremendous pain and it took this long for it to heal. I’ve been working day and night, and it took a lot of rest (though I did sneak in to the studio a couple o’ times!) but I can finally say that I am on my way to a full recovery.
There’s a lot of excitement that I’m going to reveal to you very soon, and sooner than you know it, you’re going to understand why but more than that, you’re going to feel what I’ve been feeling for the past- not three months- but three years.
This is, to me, one of the most important albums I’ve ever made in my life. If you’re a lamb, a fan, or just a human being that needs to feel good, happy, sad, miserable, joyous… “I gotcha” (said like Roc- you haven’t heard how he says it yet but you will soon, it’s a complete+total classic!)
To be honest, I don’t know much about Mariah stans. They pretty much seem to stick to themselves and don’t take to sending death threats to other pop stars’ fans and some of the other fuckery that goes down on Twitter. They are, however, pretty hilariously passionate, judging by the comments beneath the open letter. Here are a few choice ones:
I really like what Javier did there, using her song titles in his comment. That shows a lot of creativity. Carlos’ use of the heart emoticon really gets his point across. Letty is a woman of few words, but her message is clear… what’s not to love?
In all seriousness, will be interesting to hear Mariah’s new material – especially with her new manager in tow. ‘We Belong Together’ and ‘Shake It Off’ were the shit. Also, I admit I used to stan for Mariah when I was 8. I literally wore my Music Box tape out from playing it so much.