Carrie Underwood has cleared up some of the mystery surrounding her devastating facial and wrist injuries late last year. The superstar visited with radio outlets The Bobby Bones Show and Storme Warren Show yesterday (Thursday, April 19th) morning where she shared details with listeners which included walking her two dogs at the time of the accident. Carrie said, “I was clumsy and I tripped, and I held on to the dog leashes in my left hand and went to catch myself with my right and missed the step. There's one lone step. If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have been absolutely fine.”
In addition to a broken right wrist, Carrie says her other injuries were a chipped tooth and damage to the skin around her mouth that required 40 to 50 stitches.
Earlier this year, Carrie warned fans that she might look different the next time they saw her, which was officially on Sunday (April 15th) night's ACM Awards where she debuted her new single, “Cry Pretty.” The audience reaction was overwhelming for Carrie, who told People the standing ovation was pretty intense for her. She said, “I get super weirded out by clapping! When I’m performing it’s like, I’m in the song. Then, as soon as the song’s over, it’s like I’m Carrie again and I just want to kind of get off the stage. I know that sounds weird. But it kept going. And I’m like, ‘Where’s the walls?’ Like, looking above me, like, ‘Aren’t those walls supposed to come down? Why isn’t somebody … Is there something wrong? Is somebody not pressing a button that they need to press?' I’m trying to back off the stage! But, I mean, it was definitely overwhelming. I just didn’t know what to do with myself because I was just stuck out there!”
Carrie's new album, Cry Pretty, will be released on September 14th. This is the first project that Carrie has co-produced. She tells us: “The Cry Pretty album is the first time I’ve put myself into having the title of producer. I’ve been so lucky with all of my other projects just been surrounded by people that very much wanted my opinion creatively in every aspect and they’ve listened to what I wanted, because at the end of the day it’s my name, it’s my music, and it just seemed to be the next step to kind of take even more ownership over my music and my art and be a producer on the album. It’s been a wonderful process and it’s given me something, another step creatively to take that I’m very proud of.”