Mariah Carey took to Facebook this week to pen a letter to her fans, giving an update on the release of her upcoming album and speaking to her recent shoulder injury.

The 43-year-old singer, who dislocated her shoulder while shooting a music video in July, called her recovery from the injury "the toughest experience of my life." She went on to add, "It's been a long journey... I've been working day and night, and it took a lot of rest (though I did sneak in to the studio a couple o' times!) but I can finally say that I am on my way to a full recovery."

Carey was scheduled to release her latest studio album "The Art of Letting Go" this summer, but the project was delayed indefinitely. She hinted in her letter that fans will get a taste of her new music "sooner than you know it" but gave no release date for the project. Led by the hit single "#Beautiful" with Miguel, the album is being celebrated by Carey as "one of the most important albums I've ever made in my life."

Read Carey's full letter below.

Hiiii lambs!!

I'm so happy to be able to catch up with everybody here on Facebook. The last three months of my life have not been easy. Getting through this injury has been the toughest experience of my life. It took me three months to get to this point but thank God I was able to recover and get my arm back. It's a huge deal, it should have taken eight months and even my doctors can't believe it. It's been a long journey, the physical therapists have been incredible and I am very grateful to all of them for helping me.

When people expected me to go "Here I am, I'm back and everything's great!", it didn't happen because my hand was still in tremendous pain and it took this long for it to heal. I've been working day and night, and it took a lot of rest (though I did sneak in to the studio a couple o' times!) but I can finally say that I am on my way to a full recovery.

There's a lot of excitement that I'm going to reveal to you very soon, and sooner than you know it, you're going to understand why but more than that, you're going to feel what I've been feeling for the past- not three months- but three years.

This is, to me, one of the most important albums I've ever made in my life. If you're a lamb, a fan, or just a human being that needs to feel good, happy, sad, miserable, joyous... "I gotcha" (said like Roc- you haven't heard how he says it yet but you will soon, it's a complete+total classic!)

LYM!!!! --MC

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