After taking a scary fall that badly injured her face and wrist, Carrie Underwood is on the road to recovery. The singer has stayed largely under the radar since the painful incident last November, and she warned fans at the time that her face was "not quite looking the same" after getting more than 40 stitches. But, the American Idol all-star is slowly but surely inching back into the limelight.
Last week, Underwood shared an image that let fans know she was back in the studio — and provided a peek at her face. A day later, she posted a photo of herself rehearsing a song on stage with her band.
And on April 10, she shared yet another update with her followers in an upbeat post on her blog. "First off, physically, I’m doing pretty darn good these days! My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90% there … and the docs say that last 10% will come in time. And my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while," she wrote.
And, that wasn't it for good news. Underwood also announced that she'll release a new single, "Cry Pretty," at 6 a.m. ET on April 11. "The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back. It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life. It’s emotional. It’s real. And it ROCKS!" she promised.
Fans will have a chance to hear Underwood rock it out live this weekend, when she performs the song at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The April 15 performance will mark Underwood's first public appearance since her injury.