**Updated May 11, 2018
In her first television interview since her fall six months ago (her first appearance was at the Country Music Awards in April) the Today show’s Hoda Kotb spoke with Carrie Underwood about how she is adjusting to being back in the limelight post-accident.
“Every day I feel a little more back to normal,” Underwood tells her, adding that she initially didn’t know how things were going to end up. “It just wasn’t pretty.”
Aligning with what a lot of us may be thinking when we see Underwood after all of the scary news, Hoda told Underwood that she doesn’t see much of a change in her appearance: “I’m looking at you and I feel like you look the same,” Hoda said. While thankful, Underwood’s response nods to the fact that a lot of behind-the-scenes makeup plays a huge role in hiding her scars while in the public eye. “I have a dedicated team of professionals who can spackle and paint and paste,” she laughed.
While we’re unsure what her scars, if any, may look like on her bare skin, she’s reminding us of the confidence-boosting reason we fell in love with makeup in the first place.
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**Updated April 5, 2018
Five months after an operation that consisted of 40 facial stitches, Carrie Underwood is showing her face—well, half of it—on social media. In the black-and-white photo uploaded to both her Twitter and Instagram profiles, the singer seems to be back in the recording studio.
Back in November, she warned fans that she may look “a bit different” once she was ready to get in front of the camera, but there seems to be no trace of stitches in the shot (on the visible side, at least). Instead of post-op signs, Underwood’s somehow chic, undone bun and signature beaming complexion is beaming through—even under a two-toned filter.
**Updated February 24, 2018
Carrie Underwood has yet to divulge the specifics surrounding her gruesome fall back in November (we do know it required more than 40 stitches on her face), but the singer is slowly getting back into her social-media groove. Yesterday, she posted a photo on Instagram with husband Mike Fisher in support of the End It Movement, which works to abolish modern-day slavery. Only half of Underwood’s face is visible in the photo as they are each holding a large red X over their mouths for the Movement (fans have pointed out that hers is much larger and not on the back of her hand, likely to cover up more of her face), but that didn’t stop Underwood’s followers from pouring out support over the scars that may be present behind the X.
“You are beautiful no matter what,” one comment reads. Another one lets the singer know that her fans will be with her every step of the way until she’s ready to show her entire face, whenever that may be.
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**Originally published January 3, 2018
In a health update to her fans Sunday, country Star Carrie Underwood revealed that a nasty November fall landed her in surgery, ending up with 40 to 50 stitches on her face and a broken wrist. “It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life,” she writes. Underwood assures her fans that seven weeks after she incident, she’s healing, but, “not quite looking the same.
However, a photo of Underwood with a fan on December 12 following a workout class is surfacing and she looks nothing short of stunning. The fan, Adrienne Gang, who was on the first season of Bravo’s “Below Deck,” was unaware about the singer’s injuries and wrote, “Just worked out next to @carrieunderwood NBD… she is adorable and so gracious… LOVE HER!”
— Adrienne Gang (@AdrienneGang) December 12, 2017
A day later in a a separate Tweet, Gang noted she “had no clue” Underwood had a recent fall, and said the singer “looked amazing.”
In Underwood’s latest selfie, her face is covered, but her caption makes no mention of any facial injuries.
“I honestly don’t know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful,” she says in her fan update. “I am grateful that it wasn’t much, much worse. And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way.”
As she continues to heal, Underwood says she is hopeful. “I am determined to make 2018 amazing and I want to share things with you along the way,” she adds. “And when I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different.”
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