Mariah Carey appeared to be feeling no pain as she accepted an award for Best Breakthrough Performance at the 21st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Tuesday night.
Carey — who won the award for her role in the gritty drama Precious — took to the stage and told the man escorting her “I love you!”. (And no, it wasn’t hubby Nick Cannon).
Then, at times slurring her words, she told the audience, “I have to say this, and please forgive me cause I’m a little bit… umm…” before pointing offstage to affirm what an audience member responded. “Yeah! (she then laughs) Oh my goodness. I just honestly read this book Push, which is now Precious, a long time ago, cause my friend Rhonda was like if you don’t read this book you ain’t living, and I cried and I read it again, and I cried and when I met the author Sapphire I was like I can’t believe its Sapphire! And then I met Helen Mirren tonight and I was so excited, I couldn’t believe it – the genius Hellen Mirren!”