Carrie Underwood Details Injury: 'One Step Messed Everything Up'

Carrie Underwood is opening up about the fall that left her with a broken wrist and injured face.

In a new radio interview, the “Cry Pretty” singer tells the ill-fated story that began with “taking the dogs out to go pee-pee one last time.”

“I tripped,” Carrie says. “There was one step. I didn’t let go of the leashes…so that’s why my left hand’s fine. I went to catch myself and I just missed a step. If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have been perfectly fine, but it was one step that messed everything up.”

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Following the accident, Carrie underwent surgery on her wrist and face, which received 40 to 50 stitches to repair wounds “around [her] mouth.” In a New Year’s Eve email to fans, the country star first opened up about her facial injury, writing she “might look a bit different.”

Carrie now explains she’s “been very fortunate in the healing process” and doesn’t mind discussing it.

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“I don’t know if I’ll ever be done talking about it,” she says, “because it was an event in my life, and I’m OK talking about it.”

Carrie’s new album Cry Pretty drops September 14.

 

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