Carrie Underwood Admits Her Face Injury ‘Wasn’t Pretty’ After Fall

Just six months after her traumatizing fall, Carrie Underwood continues to rise above the fear and brave the feeling of nervousness in her comeback.

Nevertheless, her injuries of a broken wrist and 40-50 stitches around her mouth won’t stop her from carrying into the singer’s next phase of her career. Underwood admittedly didn’t know if she could ever recover in full, though, after roughing herself up quite a bit in the accident as she said during an interview on Today.

“In the beginning, I didn’t know how things were going to end up. It just wasn’t pretty,” she explained to Hoda Kotb.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood; Photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas

Although many people have commented on how Underwood doesn’t look any different post-fall, she still sees the changes that took place and praises her makeup team for covering up any scars still surrounding the affected area.

“I have a dedicated team of professionals who can spackle and paint and paste,” she joked. “Every day I’m feeling a little more back to normal.”

With the release of her empowering track, “Cry Pretty,” the singer also embraced the confidence that came from performing such a meaningful song and allowing the lyrics to take shape into her own outlook.

“When you’re singing something that’s just straight from your heart, it’s easy to be in the moment and be connected to it. I never realized how much it translates until after the ACM Awards. It’s like wow, there was something different about that performance,” Underwood said.

Underwood’s forthcoming album, Cry Pretty, will arrive later this fall.