Carrie Underwood reveals details of her horrific fall for the first time after the accident
Carrie Underwood has come out of the shadows and back in the public sphere again. The country music singer, who recently performed her single 'Cry Pretty' at the ACM Awards revealed details of her horrific fall for the first time since the accident took place in November 2017. While speaking on The Bobby Bones Show podcast in Nashville, she recounted the events that led to her requiring 40 stitches, a fractured right wrist, and a surgery.
The 'Remind Me' singer said she was taking her dogs out for a pee when she missed a step and fell on her face. The mother-of-one added, "There was one step, and I didn't let go of the leashes! Priorities! So that’s why my left hand’s fine. But I went to catch myself and I just missed a step." The singer believed that it was that one step that messed everything up and in many ways, this was true.
Carrie took a break from social media, posted selfies that exposed the left side of her face and told her fans in an emotional Instagram post that she might look different. For months, many wondered if her face had altered drastically after the unfortunate accident but their fears were allayed when Carrie performed at the ACM Awards with a face that looked much like before.
It's been more than three months since the accident took place and in that time, she experienced a journey that made her anxious, frustrated and scared. The healing process wasn't just physical, it was emotional as well. "I was at a point where I didn’t know how things were going to end up. I didn’t know what was going to go on. I didn't know what it was going to heal like… You just don't know how things are going to heal or end up," she said.
One of the hardest things was accepting the physical limitations that come with an injury. Carrie, who is known to work out and stay in shape, couldn't get her exercise as a result of the fracture. She said that it set her back and left her frustrated, knowing that she had an appendage but couldn't use it.
However, she claimed that she wasn't hiding on social media. While describing herself as a homebody, the singer said she was lucky the fall took place during the holiday season. Even if she wasn't as active on social media anymore, she went about resuming her everyday activities, like taking her kid to school or doing the groceries.
These events, she implied, did give her some anxiety as she feared a picture would make its way to social media. Another fear that gripped Carrie was her son, Isaiah's reaction. "For a while, I was worried he would be scared of me. But now if I put makeup on, he's like, 'Mommy, your boo-boo's all gone,'" she said.
Perhaps her fans had the same reaction when they saw her perform at the ACM Awards on April 15th. Carrie's powerful vocals won her a standing ovation from the crowd and her return to the stage was special. She said she felt like she'd never been on a stage as she went up to perform 'Cry Pretty' but the reaction from everyone humbled her and left her feeling slightly awkward.
"I get super weirded out by clapping! When I’m performing it’s like, I’m in the song. Then, as soon as the song’s over, it’s like I’m Carrie again and I just want to kind of get off the stage," she said.