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Carrie Underwood may “look different” after fall last year left the singer with 50 stitches in the face

2 January 2018 news


Carrie Underwood has announced she may now look “different” after sustaining injuries in a fall that left her with a broken wrist and facial stitches.

The accident occurred on steps outside the singer’s home back in November, leading the singer to withdraw from the Country Rising benefit show, which aimed to raise money for hurricane relief efforts and victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

A photo recently shared on Instagram shows the singer’s face covered with a scarf, prompting fans to shower the artist with words of comfort and support.

After the incident a statement read: “Carrie Underwood took a hard fall on some steps outside her home. While there were no life-threatening injuries, she was taken to the hospital to be treated. She sustained multiple injuries including a broken wrist and some cuts and abrasions from the fall.”

In a newsletter to her fan members reported via People, Underwood has now revealed how she had struggled to reveal the extent of her injuries because she was not ready.

“There is also another part of the story that I haven’t been ready to talk about since I have been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up,” she said. “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. I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told Mike [Fisher, Underwood’s husband] that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in.

She continued: “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,” she said. “And when I’m ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different.”