Carrie Underwood Opens up About Miscarriages: ‘2017 Just Wasn’t How I Imagined It’
Carrie Underwood sat for an emotional interview with CBS Sunday Morning in which she revealed she had three miscarriages over the past year. The Cry Pretty singer shared the personal news during a teary interview with CBS’s Tracy Smith.
“2017 just wasn’t how I imagined it,” Underwood said. “I’d kind of planned that 2017 was, you know, going to be the year that I work on new music, and I have a baby.”
Fans knew that Underwood had taken a scary fall at home in November 2017. The incident required surgery on the singer’s wrist and 40 to 50 stitches on her face. But that wasn’t the only traumatic event of the year.
“We got pregnant early 2017, and didn’t work out,” said the 35-year-old, who is already mother to a 3-year-old son, Isaiah, with husband Mike Fisher. “It happens. And that was the thing, in the beginning it was like, ‘Okay, God, we know this just wasn’t Your timing. And that is all right. We will bounce back and figure our way through it.’ Got pregnant again in the spring, and it didn’t work out. Got pregnant again early 2018. Didn’t work out. So, at that point, it was just kind of like, ‘Okay, like, what’s the deal? What is all of this?'”
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The singer cried as she recounted the night that changed everything. She was home alone when she thought she was suffering yet another miscarriage.
“Mike was away just for the evening, and I texted him, and I was like, ‘I don’t really want to be alone, so I’m just gonna go snuggle with Isaiah.’ I don’t know how I didn’t wake him up, but I was just sobbing,” Underwood said. “And I was like, ‘Why on Earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can’t have a kid? … Either shut the door or let me have a kid.'”
The news she received at a doctor’s appointment that Monday morning, however, wasn’t of a miscarriage, but of a healthy pregnancy.
“They told me everything was great. I was like, ‘[God] heard me.’ Not that He hasn’t in the past. But maybe, I don’t know, He heard me.”
Underwood said the process of recording Cry Pretty (out now) was both excruciating and healing.
“Throughout the whole process, you know, I’m writing and, literally right after finding out that I would lose a baby, I’d have a writing session, I’d be like, ‘Let’s go. I can’t just sit around thinking about this. I wanna work, I wanna do this,'” she said. “I would literally have these horrible things going on in my life, and then have to go smile and, like, do some interviews or a photo shoot.”
She says the emotional album, which she has called the most personal of her career, reflects all of that.
“There’s several songs on the album that came from that, you know, or I connect with in a totally different way because of those experiences that we went through,” she said. “And they were hard. And it sucked so much! But things are looking better.”
Better indeed. Now Underwood is looking forward to the birth of her second child, and she’s also excited to hit the road on tour this spring with her growing family in tow.
You can watch the full interview below.
THE CRY PRETTY TOUR 360:
May 1, 2019 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
May 3, 2019 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC
May 4, 2019 N. Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
May 6, 2019 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
May 9, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 11, 2019 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 12, 2019 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
May 14, 2019 Sacramento, CA Golden1 Center
May 16, 2019 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
May 18, 2019 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
May 21, 2019 Portland, OR MODA Center at Rose Garden
May 22, 2019 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
May 24, 2019 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
May 25, 2019 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
May 28, 2019 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
May 31, 2019 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
June 2, 2019 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
June 9, 2019 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
June 10, 2019 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
June 13, 2019 Hershey, PA GIANT Center
June 15, 2019 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
June 16, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
June 18, 2019 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
June 20, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
June 21, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
June 23, 2019 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sept 10, 2019 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Sept 12, 2019 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Sept 14, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept 16, 2019 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Sept 18, 2019 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Sept 19, 2019 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sept 21, 2019 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sept 22, 2019 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
Sept 24, 2019 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Sept 25, 2019 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sept 27, 2019 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Sept 29, 2019 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Sept 30, 2019 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Oct 2, 2019 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
Oct 4, 2019 Washington, D.C. Capital One Arena
Oct 5, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Oct 10, 2019 Boston, MA TD Garden
Oct 12, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Oct 13, 2019 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Oct 16, 2019 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Oct 17, 2019 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Oct 19, 2019 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Oct 20, 2019 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Oct 23, 2019 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Oct 24, 2019 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Oct 26, 2019 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Oct 27, 2019 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Oct 29, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center
Oct 31, 2019 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
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