When we first learned of the Mariah Carey-Nick Cannon breakup, it seemed that the split was a long time coming and both parties had more or less come to terms with it.
Now, it looks as though Mariah is having some serious problems adjusting to life without her husband of six years, and friends are deeply afraid that Carey will end up hospitalized for a nervous breakdown.
Carey's emotional instability was reportedly an issue while she and Cannon were still together and they've only gotten worse since the couple's separation.
"Nick wanted Mariah to go to rehab," a source tells OK! magazine. Carey's refusal to seek help may have even been one of the causes of their split, the insider adds.
Mariah's insecurity was so bad that at one point she reportedly sent spies to try and catch Cannon cheating, an incident that may have been the final straw for the father of Carey's twin children.
"She's going to have a total breakdown if someone doesn't intervene soon," says the source. "She really needs help before she ends up in the hospital."
The insider adds that friends are particularly concerned with Mariah's habit of drowning her sorrows with champagne and anti-depressants.