Carrie Underwood reveal her face scars In first TV interview since her freak accident she suffered last year, which left her needing more than 40 stitches on her face, in her first TV interview since the terrifying accident.
‘Plain and simple it was kind of a freak accident,’ Carrie told Hoda. ‘I just fell, I just tripped taking my dogs out to do their business. It could have happened to anybody. I say, if I had fallen anywhere else, it wouldn’t have been a problem, but there was just one little step that I went to catch myself on and I missed.’
Back in November 2017, the singer fell down some stairs at her Nashville home. In January this year, Carrie, who also broke her wrist during the fall, revealed to her fans that she also suffered facial lacerations requiring 40 to 50 stitches.
She did not show her full face for several months, posting instead partial selfies including a photo of her with a thick scarf wrapped around her head.
It wasn’t until her performance at the the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, which took place in April this year in Las Vegas, that Carrie showed her entire face again.
While the star had told her fans that she might look different after the accident, she had only minimal scarring visible when she took to the stage, and appeared as glamorous as ever as she sang in public for the first time since her fall.
However, she told Hoda in Thursday’s interview that there was a time she wasn’t sure she would ever look the same again.
‘In the beginning, I feel like, you know, I didn’t know how things were going to end up,’ she said. ‘It just wasn’t pretty.’
When the fall happened, Carrie was by herself, while her three-year-old son Isaiah was asleep upstairs in their home.
Despite the ordeal, Hoda told the singer she thinks Carrie still looks exactly like herself, to which Carrie replied: ‘Thank you. I have a dedicated team of professionals who can spackle and paint and paste.
She laughed and added: ‘No, thank you. Every day I feel a little more back to normal.’
Carrie and Hoda also discussed the singer’s return to the stage during the ACM Awards, which saw Carrie perform her new song Cry Pretty, an emotional tune about letting out one’s true emotions.
Hoda asking the singer if there was something different about this specific performance.
‘Yes,’ Carrie said. ‘When you’re singing something that is straight from your heart, it’s easy to just be in the moment and be connected to it.
‘I never realized how much it translates until after the ACM Awards. It was like, “Wow.” There was something different about that performance.’
The singer also explained that while she displays a powerful persona onstage, she feels like her day-to-day identity is much different.
‘When I’m singing a song, it’s like I’m in the music and I’m right there living it, and then it’s kind of like, as soon as the song ends, I’m like, “Oh man, I’m just Carrie again,”‘ she said.
‘It’s like the magic ends somehow and I turn into a pumpkin in front of everybody. I’m not a center of attention kind of person.
Back when she first opened up about her facial injuries to her fans, Carrie made no secret of how uncertain she was about her upcoming recovery.
‘I’m hoping that, by then, the differences are minimal,’ she wrote in a blog post, ‘but, again, I just don’t know how it’s all going to end up.’
On the Today show on Thursday, Carrie and Hoda also shared where they go when they’re having a tough time and just need a good cry.
‘I go to the bathroom,’ Hoda said. ‘Like, I literally go into the bathroom, because there’s no other escape hatch.’
As for Carrie, she explained that her car is usually where she goes when she feels she’s about the shed a few tears.
‘I feel like you just feel… like,’ she said, gesturing to indicate an isolated space. ‘Which, I know people can still see you and they probably have seen me at a stoplight or something and will be, like, “What’s this crazy lady doing over there?”‘
The singer also received a touching message from her mother Carole ahead of Mother’s Day.
She’s a great mom,’ Carole told Hoda of Carrie.’She’s a great daughter, she’s a great person and I just want her to always be that way. And I love her.