It's been six months since the scary fall that left Carrie Underwood with a face injury and broken wrist, and during a sit-down with Today co-anchor Hoda Kotb on Thursday, May 8, the TV personality gave Carrie some words of encouragement.
Hoda told Carrie she looks "the same" after the incident she told fans would make her "look a bit different." Carrie responded, "Thank you. I have a dedicated team of professionals who can spackle and paint and paste. Every day I’m feeling a little more back to normal."
Carrie then further described the incident that also left her with 40 stitches in her face in November. "Plain and simple, it was just kind of a freak accident," she shared. "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." She added, "In the beginning, I didn’t know how things were going to end up. It just wasn’t pretty."
This isn't the first time Carrie revealed details from the unfortunate incident. Last month, the singer gave fans some insight after staying out of the public eye for some time. "I was taking the dogs out to go pee one last time, and I just — I tripped," she began during her appearance on iHeartRadio's The Bobby Bones Show on Thursday, April 19. "There was one step, and I didn’t let go of the leashes! Priorities! So that’s why my left hand’s fine. But I went to catch myself and I just missed a step." Carrie noted, "If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have been perfectly fine. But it was one step that messed everything up."
She shared more info with Storme Warren on SiriusXM’s The Highway channel later on that day. "I thought I just busted my lip," she said about the injury. "Then I walked inside and took the dog leashes off and took my coat off and went to go survey the damage and was like, 'Oh, no!' I’m acting very calm about it now, but... it wasn’t pretty. I chipped my tooth but it was just my skin, thank the Lord. Stitches and all that stuff."
The "Church Bells" singer went on to open up about her healing process. "I was at a point where I didn’t know how things were going to end up," she confessed. "I didn’t know what was going to go on. I didn’t know what it was going to heal like. You just don’t know how things are going to heal or end up."
Luckily for Carrie, she healed quite well, and we first got to see her when performed on stage at the ACM Awards after a long hiatus on Sunday, April 15. However, fans were confused why the blonde beauty didn't have scars and her face and looked close to the same, contrary to her past claims.
But Carrie isn't afraid to hide behind the incident — she's happy to reflect on it. "I don’t know if I’ll ever be done talking about it, because it was an event in my life," she said. "And, I mean, I’m okay talking about it." You go, girl!