Carrie Underwood never thought she would see the day of returning back into the spotlight after accidentally hurting herself outside her home right before the holidays.
The singer fell a few months ago while taking the dogs out at her residence, where she tripped and missed a step outside. Trying to stop herself from causing any severe damage, Underwood ended up catching herself in the wrong way and broke her wrist in the process. She also needed 40 to 50 stitches to fix a face wound as well following the trauma.
“I was taking the dogs out, and just tripped. I went to catch myself and just missed a step. If I had fallen anywhere else I would be perfectly fine, but it was one step that messed everything up,” Underwood said on The Bobby Bones Show.
Luckily, the “Smoke Break” singer could use the holiday season as a way to just recover in a healthy, natural way. In just a few months’ time, no one even noticed the scars left behind and Underwood’s son, Isaiah, doesn’t notice the mark either.
“For a while, I was worried he would be scared of me,” Underwood spilled. “Now if I put makeup on, he’s like, ‘Mommy, your boo-boo is all gone.’”
Underwood really gained her confidence back after receiving a standing ovation from her fellow country community following her ACM comeback performance of “Cry Pretty.” It wasn’t all applause and smiles before she hit the stage, though.
“There’s just been a lot that’s gone on in life over the past year, and it’s always really nerve-racking introducing new music, I mean, basically in that way because the song came out just a couple days before the ACMs. So I was just super nervous and I felt like I had never been on a stage before,” she admitted to the host.
The butterflies flew away once she heard the roar coming from the crowd, and won the Vocal Event of the Year award moments later beside Keith Urban.
Underwood is currently gearing up for her next album, Cry Pretty, which comes out in September.