On Tuesday morning, country superstar Carrie Underwood was hundreds of miles away from her Nashville home when a tornado hit the city.
During an appearance on “Today,” Underwood opened up about how her family was affected by the natural disaster. Mentioning husband Mike Fisher, she shared, “He said he had to go upstairs at like 2 a.m. and grab the boys and take them down to, we have a little safe room in our house.”
She added, “I bet everyone was crying at 2 a.m., freaking out.”
Carrie Underwood talks about her husband and kids being in Nashville when the tornado hit last night.— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 3, 2020
"He said he had to go upstairs at 2am and grab the boys to take them down (to) a little safe room in our house. I bet everyone was crying." pic.twitter.com/Ny8Yy5b8Uj
Underwood was in New York City to promote her new book “Find Your Path,” which is a fitness guide she wrote with the help of health experts.
Other big names also had Nashville on their minds after the scary tornado. Dierks Bentley revealed that he nearly missed the tornado, tweeting, “We ducked around this cell and landed at John Tune Airport around 11:30 last night. Glad we landed when we did. Wouldn’t have been good an hour later. It was the cell that turned into the tornado. Lot of people lost their homes. No one comes together as a city like Nashville does."
We ducked around this cell and landed at john tune airport around 11:30 last night. Glad we landed when we did. Wouldn’t have been good an hour later. It was the cell that turned into the tornado. Lot of people lost their homes. No one comes together as a city like Nashville does pic.twitter.com/qvCjrYNu0x— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) March 3, 2020
Reese Witherspoon tweeted, “Praying for everyone in Nashville and Middle Tennessee dealing with the aftermath of last night's tornado. I'm just heartbroken and saying special prayers for the families who lost loved ones. Please stay safe."
Ryan Seacrest tweeted, “Thinking about my family, friends, and colleagues affected by the Nashville tornado. My heart is with the entire community as they recover from the devastation #IBelieveInNashville."
See more reactions below.
Sending so much love to my Nashville people after the tornado. Stay strong.— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) March 3, 2020
Me and my fam are safe but many friends aren’t so lucky. We did live right in one of the worst hit spots a matter of months ago. It’s so crazy. I’m so nervous to find out who the fatalities are. Nashville is so tight knit. 💔 I’m gonna help in any way I can. https://t.co/kfzGmtbixI— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) March 3, 2020
Praying for all those affected by the devastating storms in Tennessee and my heart is especially with the families who lost loved ones ❤️ We are all with you. pic.twitter.com/hlPS6RJWH4— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 3, 2020
Sending love to Nashville— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 3, 2020
Thinking about my home and family in Nashville and how fortunate I am that my place and loved ones have remained safe in these deadly tornados . My heart is broken for my home state. So much loss and damage. We are #NashvilleStrong and will rebuild together! pic.twitter.com/nPbGPbfNqy— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 3, 2020
According to Fox News, at least 22 people died after the tornado damaged dozens of buildings, power lines, and an airport. Nashville Mayor John Cooper told reporters at a press conference, “Last night was a reminder about how fragile life is.”
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee added, “It is heartbreaking. We have had loss of life all across the state."