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.
Ppl shouldn’t care about outter beauty, yes Carrie is absolutely gorgeous on the outside but that’s not what’s important, inner beauty is the most beautiful and it upsets me that she’s afraid to show her face bc of cruel cruel ppl in this world, I just hope she heals well, and I can’t wait to see her again and hear new music, love u Carrie #carrieunderwood @carrieunderwood
Dear @carrieunderwood 💕 As your fans who loved and supported you since you took the first steps of your journey through our lives, we’ve been blessed to have you as our inspiration, our strength. You touched so many people maybe without even knowing it and you’re still doing that. I’ve never seen someone this beautiful inside out, someone who has a heart that is so pure and big. We love you and can’t wait to see you again! ♥️♥️ #carrieunderwood #carrieunderwoodlive #jesustakethewheel #somehearts
And a couple of incredibly courageous fans shared their own heartbreaking stories of empowerment.
In the wake of #carrieunderwood news today, I want to talk about accidents, #scarstories , nasty comments and walking proud. I was 4.5yrs old in the mid 80s when my dad and I met with a nasty car accident. Let’s say there was a lot of glass, hooks & tearing involved followed by over 100 stitches on 3 areas of my face, most significantly my right cheek. Needless to say, I have obvious scarring that has persisted after 3 more surgeries through my childhood. After the latest when I was 20, I decided #nomore. I was turning into a strong-willed adult and I did not want to hide behind #insecurities of physical shortcomings. I had a moment of #clarity when I heard something nasty said as I was walking out of class. I turned back and had some very kind words to say to them. I knew I walked out proud. Through the years I have become more forthcoming and shared the story of my scar with candor putting people at ease. You would think something like this wouldn’t make first meetings #uncomfortable and #awkward; but it does…ask my husband 😄, he thought it looked like the #adidas (the one that looks like a lotus) logo🙄. My #olderdaughter at 3 asked if I fought with swords and if the scars were #warwounds. She made up some pretty colorful stories to her friends. She also forcefully converted a show and tell session from reading Goldilocks and the three bears to sharing the story of my scar. Today she understands why #Mom doesn’t cover the scar with layers of makeup. My #youngerdaughter gently caresses my scar as she studies my face and silently communicates while nursing. I am very comfortable talking to children and adults alikeabout how my life is not any different because of a perceived disadvantage I carry. I have shared&encouraged countless young girls in India where #darkskin and #scars are preconceived to be dooming combination for prospective grooms. So my dear @carrieunderwood, you might sense people avoiding eye-contact or suggest ridiculous beauty products or remind you that your scar has turned red on a hot day. But you are the same person with a new killer look who came out #stronger. Your #fans love you the same. Your #voice is just as #awesome as ever.
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.