After she was in a car accident in Beirut, and was injured in both her legs, Lebanese singer Mariam Fares insisted on attending her concert in Egypt at the Al Ahli Club.
The concert was attended by thousands and was marked with significant success. A doctor was on hand in case Mariam needed medical attention during the concert. The singer revealed that once she arrived on stage and saw all her fans, her pain was immediately forgotten and her main concern was to please her audience.
According to the London based Elaph, Mariam noted that the accident was not due to speeding, but was caused by water on the road that made the tires of the car slid into an electricity pole. The car was severely damaged and Mariam was immediately transferred to the hospital and thankfully she was not seriously injured.
Mariam has returned to Lebanon to rest for a couple of days before returning to Cairo where she is scheduled to hold a private concert for the mobile phone company Voda Phone.
Upon her arrival in Lebanon Mariam filmed a special episode for the show ‘Moto Alert’ that is aired exclusively on the music channel ‘MTV Europe.’
Mariam is the first Arab artist to be hosted on the show, which hosts artists from around the world.
Mariam was chosen by the channel’s headquarters in London since she is considered to represent Arab youth and integrates modern and classical elements into her music creating her own unique style.
On a different note, Mariam has denied circulating rumors that she imitates Lebanese-Columbian singer Shakira or that she is influenced by her. Mariam did admit that she admires Shakira and thinks that they share some similarities, but each has her own unique style.
Rumors had claimed that Mariam is trying to imitate Shakira and that it was very evident in her clip "Nadini" (Call Me).