Carrie Underwood Faces the World Ahead of 2018 ACM Awards Performance
It's a new dawn for Carrie Underwood. Since suffering a fall last November that resulted in facial injury, she has been laying low, telling fans that she might appear different as a result of the accident.
Things appear to have changed, however — Underwood has ramped up posting photos, including several of her full face, suggesting her injuries have healed. She has just released a new single, "Cry Pretty," and announced she'll be returning to the stage on Sunday (April 15) for a performance on the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards.
On Friday night (April 13), she reinforced this with a social media post showing she's getting ready to wow the crowd. "Getting ready for the weekend," she writes with the shot (in which she looks unscarred and perfect). A closer face shot — albeit one taken in dark lighting — followed when she did her stage rehearsal on Saturday.
Underwood is "doing pretty darn good these days," as she recently wrote in a letter to fans at her website. "My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90 percent there and the docs say that last 10 percent will come in time ... my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while."
The singer broke her wrist during a fall at her house on Nov. 10 and had surgery a few days later. Initial reports indicated some cuts and abrasions, but she wouldn't reveal the full extent until January. Forty to 50 stitches were required to close wounds on her face.
The 53rd ACM Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 15 at 8PM ET on CBS.
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