Fans were left stunned after Carrie Underwood elaborated on injuries she sustained in a fall a couple months ago. While it was known that she broke her wrist and required surgery, there was one major thing that the singer entirely left out.
In a New Year’s eve post to her official fan club members, Underwood 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. In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well.”
While she goes on to explain that she’s leaving out the “gruesome details,” she did say that the surgeon had to put “between 40-50 stitches in” to her face to repair the wound. The country star goes on to say that she’s “grateful that it wasn’t much, much worse” but that she’s “still healing and not quite looking the same.”
As she prepares to head into the studio to work on her first album since 2015’s Storyteller, it’s likely that she wanted to get ahead of the story before she’s spotted by photographers. “When I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different,” Underwood explained. “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.”