She’s showing us everything! Ever since country music star Carrie Underwood got into a terrible accident last November where she suffered injuries on her face and had to get about 40 to 50 stitches, she’s been hiding her beautiful face from the world. But on Sunday, April 15, she performed “Cry Pretty” at the ACM awards for everyone to see all of her updated look.
But she was allegedly “terrified” for people to see the scars on her face before she hit the stage. “She ended up skipping the red carpet because she didn’t want to be bombarded with questions about the accident,” an insider told People. “It’s the most shaken anyone has ever seen her… this whole ordeal. She was terrified of people seeing the scars.” The source added, “Her hair and makeup team must’ve been under so much pressure.”
Unfortunately for Carrie, fans weren’t happy to learn that contrary to her claims, she doesn’t even look that much different. “Really?!? @ACMawards we’re giving Carrie Underwood a standing ovation for coming back after having stitches in her face and looking —exactly the same— after making a huge ridiculous deal about it? #WayyyTooVain,” one user wrote on Twitter. Another added, “It literally makes me sick that Carrie Underwood made such a big deal about her face needing stitches. Maybe she should come visit my work where people face actual traumatic injuries that are life-altering.” Ouch…
Before her highly-publicized performance, Carrie was actually revealing herself more and more. She even took to Instagram a day before the show on Saturday to share a new, first-ever full photo of her face since her accident. “Had a great rehearsal for the [ACM awards]! Can’t wait until tomorrow night!” the 35-year-old wrote in the caption.
While fans were mostly happy to see their fave singer feeling confident and brave enough to share a full pic of her face with the world, many of them seemed confused as to why she kept her face hiding for so long in the first place. “Her face looks fine. I don’t get why she was so scared to show it,” one fan wrote, and another commented, “I don’t see any scar. beautiful as always! Love you Carrie!
Just one day before sharing a full shot of her face, Carrie gave fans a glimpse of her face, but it was a far-away shot of her sitting on a stool, rehearsing her new song. Her microphone obscured a small part of the right side of her face, near her mouth which is where her injury is assumed to be, and she wrote, “Getting ready for the weekend…” in the caption.
But even though the American Idol alum may think that her face doesn’t look the same since her accident, some fans weren’t angry with the star, and took to the comments of that photo to assure her that they will love her no matter what. “Welcome back to where you belong with your beautiful song and beautiful YOU,” one fan wrote, and another commented, “Carrie you will always be beautiful!!! Beauty comes from within.”
Since her fall, Carrie has been focusing on her music and she spent the past few months working on her new upcoming album. It’s so good to see her back in action!