After laying low, Carrie Underwood opened up about the fall that caused her to need facial stitches.
The country star initially only stated that the fall resulted in injuries to her wrist. It wasn’t until later that she revealed how the accident affected her face. According to Pop Culture, she said:
“I just fell down. I was taking the dogs out to go do their thing and I just got clumsy and I tripped. I held onto the dog leashes in my left hand and went to catch myself with my right and just missed a step. There’s one lone step. If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have been absolutely fine, but it was because I had to catch myself. I thought I just busted my lip when I walked inside. I went to go survey the damage and was like, ‘Oh no!’”
She continued to say that she felt lucky the accident happened while she was on break:
“It happened right before the holidays, so everyone was already on hiatus anyway, so that was a blessing. But I got to write and I got to record. Everything you do has an impact on the music, and everything you go through and live through has an impact on writing. I feel like it maybe, I don’t want to say it ended up being a good thing, but when you write you have more to write about. You’re coming from a different place.”
Carrie made her first television appearance since the accident at the 2018 ACM Awards. She performed her new single, “Cry Pretty”:
“I was nervous about music, first and foremost. We wanted things to be about the song that night, so we tried to avoid doing other things beforehand, just because I didn’t want to talk about my accident.”
We’re glad to hear that Carrie’s doing much better now! Her new album, Cry Pretty, drops September 14.