Mariah Carey BOUNCES BACK From Flu To Launch Christmas Shows

MARIAH CAREY bounced back following her recent hospital stint to launch her Christmas shows in New York City on Tuesday night (08Dec15).

Mariah Carey

The pop superstar was taken to a Big Apple hospital on 2 December (15) to receive treatment after she fell ill with a nasty bout of flu, and fans feared the health crisis would jeopardise her festive residency at the Beacon Theatre.

However, Mariah made a good recovery and proved she is fully fit by launching the Christmas shows as planned on Tuesday, kicking off the first of eight concerts with a rendition of classic carol Hark the Herald Angels Sing.

During the show, she told the audience, “Christmas is my favourite time of year; it’s about love, peace, and joy!…”

The residency runs until 18 December (15).

Mariah Carey

Mariah performed Christmas shows at the same venue last year (14), but her opening night for that run was plagued by technical problems. She suffered issues with her earpiece and mic pack which left her floundering as she tried to keep in time with the music.