Carrie Underwood has opened up about the injuries she sustained after falling on the steps of her home in November.
In an emotional note obtained by People, the 34-year-old country singer previously said the had broken her wrist following the accident but that she hadn’t disclosed the ‘gruesome’ inside info.
Underwood eventually had to have 40/50 stitches to her face.
Most of you know that I tripped and fell and broke my wrist in November. I’m still doing regular physical therapy for that, but all is coming along. 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. I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told Mike that he had put between 40-50 stitches in.
Now, here we are 7 weeks later and, even thought 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 there every step of the way. I’ve still got a way to go in the recovery process, but it’s encouraging to see every day be a little better than the last.
Another reason I’m telling you this now is because I’m heading in the studio next week. I’m determined to make 2018 amazing and I want to share things with you along the way. And when I am 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.
Sounds awful. Let’s hope she comes up trumps in the year ahead.