It’s been a while since we’ve been graced with an appearance from Carrie Underwood — five months, to be exact.
Back in November 2017, Underwood experienced a nasty fall in her private residence that left her with a broken wrist and over 40 facial stitches. In her time of recovery, the country singer took some time away from public appearances (and social media) to recover from her injuries.
However, in recent news, it would appear as though Underwood is feeling much better! Over the weekend, she posted her first close-up selfie since her injury, revealing the (dare we say) barely noticeable scars around her lips.
Prior to her 2018 close-up selfie debut, on April 15, Underwood delivered her first live performance since her injury, at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The song was a rendition of her single “Cry Pretty.” Underwood bared her country-diva soul and received a standing ovation from the ACM crowd.
— Michelle Rodriguez (@michrod) April 16, 2018
In a recent interview on iHeartRadio’s The Bobby Bones Show, with Underwood explained her gruesome fall.
“I was taking the dogs out to go pee one last time, and I just—I tripped,” she detailed. “There was one step, and I didn’t let go of the leashes! Priorities! So that’s why my left hand’s fine. But I went to catch myself and I just missed a step.”
“If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have been perfectly fine,” she added. “But it was one step that messed everything up.”
All-in-all, the 35-year-old singer feels good to be back, and we’re glad to have her.