We hear country artists say it all the time: country fans are the best there is. And we can definitely see it.
Carrie Underwood recently shared more details regarding the fall she took in November that left her with a badly broken wrist, and it turns out the injuries were much more significant than she originally revealed. As previously reported, in a note to her fan club, the singer, songwriter and musician explained that the fall had also caused an injury to her face. And while she didn’t specify exactly what happened, writing, “I’ll spare you the gruesome details,” she did say that she received 40 to 50 stitches, and that she was grateful that it wasn’t much worse.
In her typically upbeat and optimistic style, Carrie also said that she still had a bit of healing to do, but that she felt encouraged by the progress she saw from day to day.
Obviously concerned that fans may notice the injury or the way she is healing, Carrie asked for understanding while she continues to recover.
Not only did Carrie get understanding, she got unwavering support, encouragement, love and some of the most thoughtful get well messages we’ve ever seen on social media.
Fans shared amazing tributes and memories on Instagram.
And a couple of incredibly courageous fans shared their own heartbreaking stories of empowerment.
Other fans took to Twitter to share their love, support, and own experiences.
And you might recognize some of those fans’ names …
And while there were those inevitable skeptics, haters, and judges, the majority of the country music lovers had only kindness and compassion to shower on the country music superstar.
While we continue to send healing thoughts and prayers to Carrie, along with all of her other fans, we’re also pretty excited about one little bit of news that didn’t go unnoticed by others who read the star’s blog post. She is heading into the studio to record new music.
Carrie has been on a three-year album cycle since the 2009 release of “Play On,” so it’s possible she could be putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to her insanely successful 2015 “Storyteller” album. She could then spend part of the year promoting her new project before she gears up for a new tour in 2019.
Of course, that’s just hopeful optimism on our part, and no official announcements have been made by anyone from Carrie’s camp. Fortunately, for those of us who can’t get enough of seeing the awesomeness of the Okie’s live shows, late last year she released “Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour — Stories In the Round, Live from Madison Square Garden” digitally.
We join Carrie’s fans in sending healing thoughts and prayers for a complete recovery and, like those fans, we’ll be waiting for her return, whenever that is.