Carrie Underwood shares that she had a ‘gruesome’ facial injury that required 40-50 stitches

Carrie Underwood.

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  • Country singer Carrie Underwood said she suffered a “gruesome” injury that resulted in her needing between 40 and 50 stitches in her face.
  • She wrote in a note to her fans that a fall on the steps of her Nashville home in November has left her “not quite looking the same.”
  • Underwood previously said that she broke her wrist in the same fall.

Carrie Underwood suffered an injury in a fall at her Nashville home that resulted in her needing between 40 and 50 stitches in her face, the country singer said in a year-end note to her fans.

Underwood, 34, previously said that she broke her wrist in the same fall, which occurred on the steps of her home in November.

“There is also another part of the story that I haven’t been ready to talk about since I have still been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up,” Underwood wrote in the fan-club message, according to People and the country music site Taste of Country, which quoted the note.

“It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life. In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well. I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told [Underwood’s husband] Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in.”

Seven weeks after the injury, Underwood said she is “still healing and not quite looking the same.” She added that she is soon returning to the studio to record new music.

“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,” Underwood wrote. “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 her most recent Instagram photo, as Variety notes, Underwood’s face is covered by a scarf in an apparent sponsored post.

Underwood’s last album, “Storyteller,” went platinum in 2015.