Carrie Underwood's tumble down her Nashville home steps in November not only left her with a broken wrist, but the country singer is now revealing that the accident resulted in her receiving 40 to 50 stitches on her face.
In a letter to her fan club on New Year's Day, and obtained by E! News, Underwood states that she remains in "regular physical therapy" to treat her broken wrist and "all is coming along." She goes on to say, "There is also another part of the story that I haven't been ready to talk about since I have still been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up. It's crazy how a freak random accident can change your life."
The "American Idol" winner says, "In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well. I'll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told [my husband] Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in. Now, here we are 7 weeks later and, even though I've had the best people helping me, I'm still healing and not quite looking the same."
Despite the traumatic experience she's been dealing with, the 34-year-old has been keeping a brave face, thanking her medical team, fans, friends and family for their support and having a positive outlook for what is to come in the next year.
"I honestly don't know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful," she explained to her fans in the post. "I am grateful that it wasn't much, much worse. And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way."
With reports that she's heading back to the studio next week, it's clear the injury isn't a permanent setback.
"I am determined to make 2018 amazing and I want to share things with you along the way," she concluded. "And when I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different. I'm hoping that, by then, the differences are minimal, but, again, I just don't know how it's all going to end up."
Get well soon, Carrie!