Carrie Underwood has reportedly felt afraid to show her full face for the first time since her accident. Still, her fans could barely tell the difference.
Carrie Bares All
Underwood attended the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night and delivered an emotional performance of her new single "Cry Pretty." It was the first time that fans and viewers were able to see her face again since an ugly fall outside of her home last November.
Since then, Underwood managed to stay out of the public eye while she had been recovering. Although she received an overwhelming amount of support for fans, an insider revealed that the American Idol winner was extremely afraid to reveal her insecurities to the viewers and her peers in the audience.
The source said Underwood opted out of the red carpet in hopes of avoiding questions about her face.
“It’s the most shaken anyone has ever seen her … this whole ordeal,” added the source to PEOPLE. “She was terrified of people seeing her scars.”
The source went on to say that her glam squad might have felt the stress from the country singing sensation as well.
Fans Don't See The Difference
Underwood, who donned a silver dress and glitter under her eyes for her performance, had second thoughts about showing her face. However, fans headed to Twitter saying that they really couldn't tell the difference.
“Really?!? @ACMAwards we’re giving Carrie underwood a standing ovation for coming back after having stitches to her face and looking – exactly the same – after making a huge ridiculous deal about it?” asked one fan before they called Underwood “vain.”
Another called out Underwood for playing up her injuries. They said Underwood’s face was nothing compared to those who really do suffer life-changing alterations after accidents.
I realize that everyone reacts to events in their lives differently, but Jesus Christ Carrie Underwood, some ppl are actually disfigured in accidents, you were not. Time to work on yourself if a scar like that literally makes you afraid to show your face. — Jana (@Janarchy29) April 6, 2018
One fan kept it simple and said Underwood was overreacting.
The whole Carrie Underwood not revealing her face thing, is beyond dramatic — ❀Queen Bee❀ (@xoQueen_Beexo) April 10, 2018
Another one used a GIF to show how hard they were looking for changes in Underwood’s face.
Me trying to see Carrie Underwood’s “new face”... looks exactly the same pic.twitter.com/Z2d16uftRW — Sav (@savannahwagner_) April 16, 2018
One suggested Underwood allegedly exaggerated her facial injuries for more support of an upcoming album.
Okay so, I totally am not a horrible person. Seriously. But, there's nothing wrong with Carrie Underwood's face at all. Why all the drama and the cloak and dagger about her face, when she looks exactly the same. Did we need hype for our new album Maybe? Honest question. — Joey Destefano (@JRinkevage) April 16, 2018
Another fan got help from a magnifying glass to prove their point as they said Underwood’s face looks exactly the same. They also said Underwood should show whatever scar she does have to help her younger fans instead of hiding it.
Wait. I think I see it. No, that’s a mole. Wait, THERE it is. Oops. That’s glitter. Adore you Carrie Underwood, but your face looks the same. You killed it tonight, but why all the secrecy? If you have a scar, show it off! Inspire young girls to be proud of the skin they’re in. pic.twitter.com/F5gAxwnj1g — Jessica Wauhop (@JessAWauhop) April 16, 2018
One said she wanted to see a comparison of Underwood’s face before and after to see if she could tell the difference.
can someone hook me up with a side by side of Carrie Underwood’s old vs “new” face? every shot I’ve seen of her post-stitches does NOT look drastically different? — Kelly Sharon (@kellylovestype) April 16, 2018
Another used a photo of Underwood and her guitarist to say the musician couldn’t tell the difference either.
Carrie Underwood’s guitarist is even wondering if there really is anything wrong with her face. #ACMAwards pic.twitter.com/DDWmJKDe79 — ChiefsJayhawksRoyals (@CJR16255) April 16, 2018
One made it clear that most fans were simply confused.
Carrie Underwood: “I got 40 stitches in my face and I’ll look a little different” *hides face completely for four months, performs on #ACMAwards & shows “new” face Everyone else: pic.twitter.com/PtWUGksUTb — Jenny Bender (@Jenny_On_Air) April 16, 2018
Another accused Underwood of having plastic surgery.
Baby you had plastic surgery. Admit it. You look waaaayyyyyy too different to have just had a sliced face. They sliced it for a reason. It doesn’t matter...tell the truth though! — rebecca (@Nashville_r5er) April 11, 2018
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