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Nick Cannon reveals details of Mariah Carey's 'pretty serious' injuries

July 9, 2013 at 10:35 AM ET

A video shoot took a terrible turn for Mariah Carey on Sunday. While filming a video for her remix of "#Beautiful," the singer fell from a platform and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Carey's husband, "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon, stopped by TODAY and delivered an update on her condition Tuesday morning.

"It was pretty serious," he said of the on-set accident. "Not only did she dislocate her shoulder, she actually cracked a rib and ... she chipped her shoulder bone."

The injuries came after a simple slip.

"She was in this nice, beautiful gown, heels on and everything, and was kind of on this platform and reached and slipped and fell on her whole side," he explained.

But despite the wounds, Cannon insists his wife handled it all like "a trooper." He should know -- he served as director at the shoot.

"I was going to rush to the hospital with her, (but she said,) 'You get back in there and finish that video!' " he recalled. "Then, after they put (her) shoulder back in place, bandaged her all up, she came back to the video early in the morning and finished out everything."

Cannon said Carey just wants a good video after all that went into making it.

The singer's now following doctors' orders and is taking it easy ahead of a big charity performance in Central Park on Saturday, which will benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

As for Cannon, he has a big project coming up too -- the return of his improve comedy show, "Wild 'N Out," after a six-year hiatus. Watch the clip above to see what he has to say about the return.

"Wild 'N Out" premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. on MTV2.

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