Country music superstar Carrie Underwood shared news in November 2017 that she fell outside of her Nashville home and suffered a broken wrist. However, her accident was more severe than she had previously let on. In a New Year’s letter to her fan club members, Underwood explained that she is now willing to talk about why she won’t look the same the next time you see her.
Here’s what we know about her injuries and how different she will look when we see her again.
Underwood revealed there’s more to the story
“There is also another part of the story that I haven’t been ready to talk about since I have still been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up,” she wrote. “It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life. In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well.”
She had surgery that required stitches
The “Before He Cheats” artist went on to state that her facial injuries were so severe they required dozens of stitches.
“I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in,” Underwood said, referring to her husband, retired NHL player Mike Fisher.
She covered up on social media
After the singer’s admission, social media users realized why her face was almost completely covered in late-December Instagram post.
“When in five degree weather, wrap your @caliabycarrie scarf around your neck and face…you keep warm AND look like an awesome winter snow ninja!” read Underwood’s caption for a photo of her covered face.
Underwood looked ‘great’ in photo post-op
So how different will the star look next time we see her? Well, at least one person took a photo with her and didn’t notice any change.
In fact, Below Deck alum Adrienne Gang thought Underwood looked “great” when she saw her working out in a gym at a resort. The Bravo star spoke to Us Weekly about their encounter on Dec. 12.
I had no idea she got hurt prior to meeting her. She had a wrist brace on, but I didn’t think much of it until I saw the headlines after I posted our picture together. She looked great and seemed to be in great spirits. I didn’t notice anything amiss on her face. Simply, she looked lovely.
She is working on new music while recovering
Besides trying to keep up her fitness routine at the gym, Underwood is using her recovery time to focus on making new music, which her fans couldn’t be happier about.
The country musician’s last studio album, Storyteller, was released in 2015, and she spent much of 2016 on tour promoting the album.
After everything, Underwood is ‘grateful’
Underwood concluded her post by letting her fans know that she is “grateful” after what happened and wanted to be honest with everyone about any change they notice in her appearance.
I honestly don’t know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful. I am grateful that it wasn’t much, much worse. And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way. I am determined to make 2018 amazing and I want to share things with you along the way. And when I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different.
Next public appearance?
It’s unclear exactly when Underwood’s next public appearance will be, but the next major country music event is the Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be held on April 15, 2018.
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