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Mariah Takes a Tumble, Assistants Rush to the Rescue

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Four songs into Mariah Carey's Sunday night set at the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, the singer had a wardrobe malfunction.

Nothing went wrong with her outfit, though -- it was Mariah's dancing that went wrong: She slipped in her high heels while striding across the stage and clapping along to her 1992 hit "Make It Happen." A nearby backup dancer quickly rushed to her aid and a smiling Carey made a very quick recovery, telling the crowd, "I did that on purpose."


Her next order of business was to remove the offendingfootwear. "Someone come out here and take these shoes off," Carey saidinto her microphone, adding, "Obviously I'm supposed to be barefoot."

Whenan assistant arrived with a bottle of water, Mariah pointed to her feetand gesticulated repeatedly until her message was clear.

"We love her. She is a darling dear," Carey said of the woman,identifiable as her stylist, Blair. Three dancers helped Carey balance-- and she kept on singing -- while an additional assistant ran outfrom backstage to help her out of her heels.

Carey is known for beckoning her crew onstage during shows for wardrobe and microphone adjustments. On New Year's Eve in New York last year, she announced, "I need some lipstick real quick and my hair fluffed," and also called in personal assistants to affix her microphone pack and hand her a glass of champagne. "They say I'm a diva so, might as well act like one," she told the crowd at Madison Square Garden.

The singer's predilection for high heels has tripped her up before. She nearly fell down while walking out onstage for a November 2009 appearance on "The Jay Leno Show."

[Rewind: Onstage tumble lands Pink in hospital]

After her show in Singapore last night, Carey rushed out a tweet so fans would know all was well and her good humor was intact. "TY SO much to my fans in Singapore!!!" she tweeted. "Yeah, several hectic moments, (lol!)but I tried to swirl them into festive!.Love+ God Bless."

Fans were extra curious about the fall because of ongoing rumors that Carey is pregnant. Mariah has refused to issue a statement confirming or denying she will be having her first child with husband Nick Cannon. In her only official comment on the matter, Carey said in a statement last month: "I appreciate everyone's well wishes, but I am very superstitious." Referring to her longtime publicist, Carey added: "When the time is right, everyone will know -- even Cindi Berger."

[Photos: Old school images of Mariah]

Carey's second Christmas album, "Merry Christmas II You," is due November 2. The disc features four new original songs, including first single "Oh Santa," along with production by Jermaine Dupri and Randy Jackson.

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