Carrie Underwood Tells The Story Behind Her Accident And Face Injury
Carrie Underwood is finally talking about the gruesome accident that had her retreating from the spotlight since last November 2017.
The American Idol alum, 35, fell from the steps of her residence in Nashville, which caused a number of injuries including a broken wrist and facial cuts that required her to get over 40 stitches.
It was an experience that shook Underwood and, for months, the singer retreated from the public eye to focus on her recovery.
There hasn't been a lot of details revealed about the incident, but now — after an emotional comeback at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards last Sunday, April 15 — Underwood is ready to open up.
Underwood On The Accident
The "Jesus Take The Wheel" artist showed up for an interview on SiriusXM's The Highway.
"I just fell down," she says. "I was taking the dogs out to go do their thing before bed and I was clumsy and I tripped. I held on to 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've been absolutely fine, but it's just because there was, I went to catch myself and I missed," Underwood continues.
When she got up, the singer thought it was just a busted lip, but when she went to go check out the damage, she realized it was something more serious.
The Triumphant CMA Comeback
Underwood reveals that going into her last Sunday's ACM Awards performance was nerve-wracking, but not just because it's the first time people are going to see her face.
"I was nervous about music, first and foremost," Underwood admits, adding that her team didn't want the focus to be on her accident.
Before her emotional performance of brand new single "Cry Pretty," Underwood avoided doing too much or talking about her injuries at the awards show in hopes of keeping the attention on the newly released song.
No doubt, the American Idol winner is happy to be back onstage, especially considering the extent of her physical trauma.
"I was at a point where I didn't know how things were going to end up," Underwood reveals. "I didn't know what was going to go on. ... You just don't know how things are going to heal or end up."
Fortunately, she had some help with her recovery. Husband Mike Fisher, a professional NHL player, is by her side in support, just like she's supported him through aches and pains of his athletic career.
"He's alright. I'm really terrible at letting anybody help me with anything, to be honest," Underwood says good-naturedly. "I'm probably not a very good patient because I'm like, 'I can do it... I'm not completely broken. I can do this.'"