Mariah Carey checked herself into a hospital on July 25th due to extreme exhaustion. The singer and actress also canceled plans to headline MTV20: Live and Almost Legal, the channel’s twentieth anniversary concert special on August 1st in New York.
During the past few months Carey has finished filming two movies, Glitter and Wise Girls, and recording her first album for Virgin Records, the Glitter soundtrack.
The news follows a post on Carey’s official Web site, which has since been removed, in which the singer discussed her heavy workload. “I’m trying to understand things in life right now and so I really don’t feel that I should be doing music right now,” Carey wrote. “What I’d like to do is just take a little break or at least get one night of sleep without someone popping up about a video or a thing — where all I really want to do is just be me.”
Glitter, the album, is due August 21st, while Glitter, the movie, hits theaters August 31st.