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Haute & Hurt

These celebs know how to glam up an injury

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    Mariah Carey rocked a #beautiful blinged-out sling to the NY premiere of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" on Aug. 5, 2013. A month earlier she dislocated her shoulder, but styled her sling with feathers and fur to match her outfits during appearances.

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    Injured Lady Gaga rode in style in a gold-plated wheelchair as she recovered from hip surgery. The pop superstar commissioned Ken Borochov of luxury brand Mordekai to create the one of a kind wheels. The 24-carat gold-plated chair comes with a black leather seat and a removable leather canopy.

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    Natalie Cole looked unforgettable in a slate grey sling sprinkled with tiny black rhinestones at EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund event on March 1, 2006 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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    It may not be about the price tag, but it is about the bling for Jessie J, who wobbled down the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in a gem-covered cast and crutches. The Brit songbird nursed injuries sustained when she fell offstage during a concert at Webley Stadium two months earlier.

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    Jason Derulo flashed his rhinestone-encrusted neck brace alongside another beautiful accessory--his songbird girlfriend Jordin Sparks--at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII held in March 24, 2012 in Phoenix. The R&B crooner suffered a fractured vertebra in January earlier that year in a failed back flip during a tour rehearsal and spent the next several months wearing a standard-issue medical neck brace, until a French jeweler offered to glam up his neck gear. "I thought it was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "He turned the ugliest thing into the sexiest thing. It's all crystals.

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    Demi Lovato matched her studded jacket to her cast at the Topshop Topman LA Grand Opening at The Grove on Feb. 14, 2013 in Los Angeles. A month earlier she told her Twitter fans that she suffered the injury in a fall. "Never, ever, ever, EVER let your roommate clean your hardwood floors with Pledge...." she wrote.

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    Rhianna kept things simple in a black dress that matched her cast at the MOBO Awards Launch at Movida on August 22, 2007 in London.

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    Set and match! Serena Williams added colorful bling to her cast when she attended Ciroc Vodka, OK! Magazine & Step Up Women's Network Women of Music Celebration at The Colony on February 11, 2011 in Hollywood.

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    Actress Virginia Madsen kept her crutches simple, but matched her purple pedi to her cast at the launch party for Virgin America's first flight from Los Angeles to Chicago on May 25, 2011 in Chicago. The actress told CelebTV.com that she injured herself after losing her balance in her shoes. "Take my advice ladies... you should always be comfortable with what you're wearing no matter how high the heels are," she said.

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    Brad Pitt started accessorizing his red carpet looks with a cane back in January 2012. Earlier the actor suffered an ACL (a ligament in the knee) injury while carrying his daughter Vivienne down a hill and slipped when he tried to protect her from a fall, he told reporters at the 23rd International Palm Springs Film Festival. "It was either her or me."

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    Smiling through the pain? "The Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik put on a strong face at the Variety and Women in Film Pre-Emmy Event in Beverly Hills, Calif. on September 21, 2012 after suffering major injuries to her right hand, right thumb--and nerve damage--during a car accident a month earlier. She told Access Hollywood Live that her stylist helped her select casts that blend in with outfits.

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    Kristen Stewart wobbled down the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars after she cut her foot on glass.

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    Designer Diane Von Furstenberg kept her arm cozy in a fashionable graphic-print sling when she attended the DVF Awards at United Nations on April 5, 2013 in New York City.

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