"Extreme exhaustion" leads to the star admitting herself to a clinic in the US...

MARIAH CAREY has been hospitalised in the US due to “extreme exhaustion”.

According a statement posted on the star’s official website at Carey admitted herself into an unspecified hospital on Wednesday evening (July 25).

A heavy workload, working on two films while also recording a new album is cited as the reason.

The statement reads: “Mariah has been hospitalised for extreme exhaustion. After completing two movies, ‘Glitter’ and ‘WiseGirls’, while simultaneously writing, recording and producing her newest album, the soundtrack ‘Glitter’, Mariah checked herself into a hospital late last night.”

Carey is also reported to have pulled out of a headline appearance at a forthcoming concert in New York to celebrate 20 years of MTV (August 1).

A UK spokesperson for her label, Virgin Records, was unavailable for comment.

The album ‘Glitter’ is released in the UK on August 20, with the film of the same name set for a November release.