Carrie Underwood: I'm Not 'Looking the Same' After Fall

She says she needed more than 40 facial stitches
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2018 3:04 AM CST
Updated Jan 2, 2018 6:07 AM CST
In this Nov. 8, 2017,photo, Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – Carrie Underwood says she injured more than her wrist in a fall outside her Nashville home in November and she will "look a bit different" when she gets in front of a camera again. In a letter to fans seen by E! News, the country star says she needed 40 to 50 stitches to her face after the accident. She hasn't been ready to talk about the facial injury until now, and "there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up," she writes. "It's crazy how a freak random accident can change your life." The 34-year-old says she will spare fans the "gruesome details" of the Nov. 10 incident, when she tripped and fell on stairs outside the home.

Underwood says she is healing but "not quite looking the same." "I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different" next time they see her face, she tells her fans. "I’m hoping that, by then, the differences are minimal, but, again, I just don’t know how it’s all going to end up." In an Instagram post last week, the singer's face was almost completely covered by a scarf, USA Today reports. In the letter to fans, she says she is "grateful that it wasn't much, much worse" and she will be back in the recording studio next week. "I've still got a ways to go in the recovery process, but it’s encouraging to see every day be a little better than the last," she writes. (Read more Carrie Underwood stories.)

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