A year ago, Carrie Underwood suffered facial injuries and a broken wrist after falling on the steps of her home.
Underwood’s scary fall happened at a bad time… while she was recording her sixth album “Cry Pretty.”
Due to the stitches, Carrie had difficulty singing. She told Vulture, “I had wanted to be in the studio sooner than I was, actually recording these songs, but I had stitches inside my mouth, outside my mouth. It was physically impossible.”
“Going into the studio for the first time, it was a mind game: ‘Do I sound the same? Is my diction the same? Does my mouth move the same as it did before?” she explained. “I would sing something and then look at David [Garcia] and be like, ‘Did that all come out clearly?’ My m’s and b’s and p’s were kind of the issue. And he was like, ‘I thought it sounded great.’”
After some time, Carrie has learned to accept the effect of her injury on her vocals. She shared, “Things change just as you get older; muscles change. I kind of expect I’m not always going to sound like I’m 22 coming off of American Idol. Hopefully, I get better.”
Over the past few months, Carrie has become more comfortable discussing her injury, even posting a close-up of her facial scar.