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Mariah Carey releases update on her health following hospital emergency

Kerry Quinn is a blogger for The Kerry Diaries and the author of a soon-to-be-finished collection of humor essays. She lives in Los Angeles with her ride-or-die, a wheaten terrier named Lincoln.

Mariah Carey learned an important lesson following her hospitalization

Mariah Carey is feeling much better after Wednesday morning's hospitalization in New York City.

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Carey attended the Pier 1 Christmas: A Pop-Up Storybook launch. She said she was feeling under the weather, but was "the ultimate professional," says a rep for the event. "She had fallen ill earlier in the day, but participated in the event last night as much as she could."

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On Wednesday, Dec. 2, Carey was rushed to the hospital due to dehydration and severe symptoms from the flu. According to TMZ, Carey was hooked up to IVs getting plenty of fluids and vitamins to get her back into diva shape.

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Carey's rep told People that 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. She is doing well now and will be performing as scheduled this weekend. She thanks her lambs for the continued support and well wishes."

Carey even felt well enough on Wednesday evening to tweet her fans.

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