Despite dislocating her shoulder on the set of her “Beautiful” music video last month, Mariah Carey returned to the stage in true diva form Saturday night, with her arm in a sling—three glamorous, totally blinged-out slings to be precise!
Before her performance with the New York Philharmonic at the MLB All Stars Charity Concert in Central Park for victims of Hurricane Sandy, Carey tweeted:
In a sling, but will do my best to make it look good w/ the ensemble Sat w/ the NY philharmonic, an amazing honor for such a great cause.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 11, 2013
We’d call that the understatement of the century! The singer put on a brave face—her publicist Cindi Berger tweeted a photo of Carey’s bruises backstage—and when Carey took the stage later in the evening, her arm was encased in sparkles, fur, and feathers throughout her performance.
“In spite of the pain, I wouldn’t have ever missed this moment,” she tweeted, along with a stunning head-to-toe Instagram of her sparkling look. And, just like that, the #blingsling hashtag was born.
Take a close-up look at Carey’s gorgeous slings, right here. Are they the most glamorous slings in the history of slings? Probably.
Her crystal-encrusted sling…
Her feather-covered sling…
Her fur-covered plush white sling…