Carey: 'I Wrote Hero On The Loo'
MARIAH CAREY admits she finds inspiration in the strangest places - her hit song HERO was written in the bathroom.
The superstar singer was using the toilet during a break from recording when the idea for the track came to her.
And she confesses she even gets up in the early hours of the morning to write songs - because she dreams up tunes in her sleep.
Carey tells U.K. TV show This Morning, "Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and have an idea and have to get up and record it straight away before I forget it.
"Or with Hero, I was in the studio and someone was telling me about this film Hero with Dustin Hoffman in it. I took a walk to the loo and when I came back I had this idea for a song, and that was what then became Hero."