For a lot of people, 2017 was a year full of victories and triumphs, but for country music superstar, Carrie Underwood, the year was anything but.
In 2005, the world was introduced the Carrie Underwood in the audition room of the legendary entertainment show, American Idol. Since then, the world has truly been blessed Carrie’s sweet spirit and vocals that anything but ordinary. After winning American Idol, Carrie Underwood went to win multiple Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, CMT Awards, and Billboard Music Awards.
Just when it seemed like Carrie was unstoppable, she had a “random freak accident” in 2017 that changed everything for her. In November of 2017, Carrie fell down a stair and suffered from a broken wrist and damage to her face. Following her freak accident, Carrie reluctantly shared with her fans that after almost 50 stitches in her face, she might “not quite look the same.”
For months after that, Carrie remained in hiding; she went from being a constant face in the public eye to virtually hidden. Fans were shocked- to say the very least.
Everyone had two questions: What really happened and how would she look different. And when a fan bumped into Carrie after a yoga class and posted a selfie, fans were utterly confused- Carrie didn’t look different at all! After months of silence from Carrie, she finally revealed herself with at CMT Awards in June 2018. Fans were blown away. Again she looked exactly the same.
Finally, in the August issue of Redbook magazine, Carrie reveals the truth that fans have been so desperately dying to hear.
Carrie revealed that when she first shared with fans that she might “not quite look the same,” it was because she was in the early stages of her healing journey and she truly didn’t know how she would look. In her eyes, her face really did look different and she was discouraged that it would ever look normal again. While fans couldn’t quite see the difference, Carrie feared the for the worse.
Carried admitted: “[I thought] ‘What is this going to wind up like?’ You just don't know. It was also a perception thing because I look at myself [now] and I see it quite a bit, but other people are like, ‘I wouldn't have even noticed.’ Nobody else looks at you as much as you think they do. Nobody notices as much as you think they will, so that's been nice to learn.”
Carrie’s vulnerable confession put fan’s mind at ease and now, millions are supporting her in her journey to respect her healing process- both emotionally and physically. Life is a journey and Carrie can truly relate to that.