Carrie Underwood finally opens up about the accident that left her face with 40 stitches

Junie Sihlangu
Apr 20, 2018
06:45 A.M.
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The country singer was interviewed recently where she opened up about her accident. In November 2017, Carrie Underwood fell, broke her wrist and injured her face.


On April 19, 2018, she came onto the SiriusXM’s The Highway show to share how she had hurt herself and how her husband had helped. She revealed that she was stubborn but that he was a good nurse to her according to Us Weekly.

Underwood, 35, shared last year that she had a fall at her home which left her with a broken wrist and 40 stitches in her face. The accident had happened shortly after the CMAs she said on the Storme Warren Show.

She said her husband, Mike Fisher, has been her support in helping her recover. “He’s all right [as a nurse]. I mean, I’m really terrible at letting anybody help me with anything, to be honest,” she admitted.


The star explained that the accident happened when she fell on a step. She tried to catch herself in time but missed.

At the time of the fall, the star hadn’t realized how severe her injuries were. She had initially thought that she’d just busted her lip.

“I just fell down. I was taking the dogs out to go do their thing before bed, and I just 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 the step.”

Carrie Underwood, Us Weekly, April 19, 2018

The singer walked back into her house and took the dog leashes and her coat off. Looking at the damage, she realized things were worse than she had thought.


She even had a chipped tooth. During her interview, she confessed that she stayed out of the public eye until her ACM Awards performance on Sunday because she wanted to keep the focus on her new single.


The singe is called Cry Pretty. She also explained that writing about her facial injury in January 2018, was meant as a way to get ahead of any rumors and talks.

Underwood didn’t want people bumping into her and seeing her the way she was and then making up stories or getting shocked. The singer admitted that she wasn’t a good patient to have.

She shared that she was stubborn and wanted to prove that she wasn’t completely broken by still doing things. The country singer confessed that her wrist was still her biggest obstacle.

She couldn’t use it well but still tried to pick up her child, make food, and do things that mothers did.