In a recent interview with iHeartRadio personality (and American Idol mentor!) Bobby Bones, Carrie Underwood detailed the devastating slip and fall in November that fractured her wrist and resulted in 40+ stitches to her face.
“I was taking the dogs out to pee pee one last time. I tripped, there was one step and I didn’t let go of the leashes. Priorities!” the American Idol season 4 winner told Bones. “So, that’s why my left hand’s fine. But I went to catch myself and I just missed a step. If I had fallen anywhere else, I would’ve been perfectly fine. It was one step that messed everything up.” Carrie shared that the injury happened around her mouth.
Although the singer looks fine now, Carrie says she was nervous at first about how she would heal.
“I’ve been very fortunate in the healing process,” she said. “I was lucky that when it happened, everything was kind of shutting down in the music world and we had the holidays and stuff like that. But I was at a point where I didn’t know how things were going to end up… I didn’t know what it was going to heal like.”
She was nervous that her 3 year old son, Isaiah, would be frightened of her.
“Now he’s sweet. For a while I was worried he would be scared of me, but now if I put makeup on, he’s like, ‘Mommy, your boo-boo’s all gone,'” she said.
Carrie is gearing up to release her next album. The country superstar is set to release Cry Pretty, her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville on September 14.
The title track and lead single was released worldwide on April 11. In addition to co-writing the single with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (aka The Love Junkies), Carrie is co-producing her album with fellow writer/producer David Garcia Carrie told Bobby that the record is almost done. “I still have a little more to do,” she said. I really want to write a little bit more.” She added. “It’s hard to stop writing!”
Check out the interview below.