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MARIAH CAREY fears nothing following her fall from grace in 2001, because she "went through everything but death".
In the space of 12 months Carey's debut movie GLITTER flopped and she suffered an emotional breakdown - ending the year in hospital.
The singer - still the world's most successful female solo artist - claims she was reborn and has come back stronger.
Carey, 35, says, "I do believe that I have been born again in a lot of ways. I think what I've changed are my priorities and my relationships with God.
"I feel the difference when I don't have my private moments to pray. I said to my father when I went through all that stuff, 'I feel like I've gone through everything but death, so I'm not scared of anything anymore.'
"Once you fall that hard and have been kicked and kicked you learn to protect yourself. I'm a fighter, but I learned that I'm not in charge. Whatever God wants to happen is what's going to happen. I feel like I've had endless second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth chances. It's by the grace of God I'm still here. Yes, I'm frustrated a lot of the time, I go through bad days. But, I'm ecstatic where I am." (IG/WNWCAN/JB)
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