Carrie Underwood revealed that she “might look a bit different” after getting “between 40 and 50 stitches” to her face after a fall at home in November.
The 34-year-old country superstar broke her wrist after she fell down some steps outside her Nashville home, but Carrie wrote in a post to her fan club members that the incident was far serious than originally reported.
Carrie Underwood Got 40 to 50 Stitches to Her Face After Fall at Home
According to Entertainment Tonight and Taste of Country, she wrote,
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. It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life.
The American Idol alum further told fans that,
In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well. I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told [Underwood’s husband] Mike [Fisher] that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in.
The Jesus Take the Wheel singer continued,
Now, here we are 7 weeks later and, even though I’ve had the best people helping me, I’m still healing and not quite looking the same. 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.
Despite this, the mother of one child insisted that she is “determined to make 2018 amazing,” and is headed back into the studio next week, adding that when she is ready to get in front of a camera.
I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different. I’m hoping that, by then, the differences are minimal, but, again, I just don’t know how it’s all going to end up.
Since her accident, Carrie has kept a low profile on social media but shared a photo of her face covered up by a scarf on Instagram on Wednesday, December 27.