It's been six months since Carrie Underwood took a nasty tumble outside her Nashville home and needed roughly 40 stitches in her face, but now fans are wondering if she's gone under the knife — on purpose. The country crooner took to Instagram to promote her "Cry Pretty" music video, but people only seemed to be focused on her plumper pout. Watch the video above to see the pic and to find out how people are reacting!
After months of hiding, the American Idol alum took to the stage at the ACM Awards on April 15, but fans were disappointed to learn that, contrary to her claims, she still looked relatively the same. "Really?!? @ACMawards we're giving Carrie Underwood a standing ovation for coming back after having stitches in her face and looking —exactly the same— after making a huge ridiculous deal about it? #WayyyTooVain," one user wrote on Twitter. Another added, "It literally makes me sick that Carrie Underwood made such a big deal about her face needing stitches. Maybe she should come visit my work where people face actual traumatic injuries that are life-altering."
Days later, she snapped a full-face selfie, and although it's nearly impossible to make out, a faint scar can be seen around her upper lip. In the Instagram, Carrie was supporting husband Mike Fisher's hockey team, the Nashville Predators, wearing a hat and making a pair of fangs with her fingers. "Ready to cheer on the boys tonight! Especially that #12! I hear he's alright! @mfisher1212 @predsnhl #LetsGoPreds," she captioned the shot.
Now that she's recovered, the "Blown Away" singer has started to open up about the accident and its aftermath. "I was taking the dogs out to go pee one last time, and I just — I tripped. There was one step, and I didn't let go of the leashes! Priorities! So that's why my left hand's fine. But I went to catch myself and I just missed a step," she revealed on The Bobby Bones Show. "If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have been perfectly fine. But it was one step that messed everything up." She added, "I've been very fortunate in the healing process. I was at a point where I didn't know how things were gonna end up. I didn't know what it was gonna heal like," she explained. "I was worried [my son] might be scared of me. But now if I put makeup on, he's like, 'Mommy, your boo-boo's all gone.'"
Carrie also gave fans an update on her website and wrote, "Physically, I'm doing pretty darn good these days! My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90 percent there… and the doctors say that last 10 percent 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."