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Wednesday 15th August 2018

Carrie Underwood Reveals Details of Terrible Accident for First Time

She's ready to talk.

Carrie Underwood is finally letting everyone know what exactly happened that led to her being hospitalized with a broken wrist and stitches in her face.

Back in November, the American Idol winner made headlines after taking a nasty spill outside her home in Nashville.

After the incident, Underwood remained out of the spotlight, fearful that she might "look a bit different" from the injuries she sustained during the fall.

Carrie Underwood stopped by The Bobby Bones Show to discuss details of her accident for the first time. (Credit: YouTube/Bobby Bones)

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The country star returned to the stage where she belonged during the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, performing her brand new single "Cry Pretty" to a roaring crowd.

Now that she's back in action, Underwood is ready to share what went down that resulted in her injury.

"I was taking the dogs out to go pee one last time, and I just — I tripped," she said on iHeartRadio's The Bobby Bones Show.

"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. If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have been perfectly fine. But it was one step that messed everything up."

It wasn't until Underwood went back inside her house that she was able to assess the damage that'd been done.

"I thought I just busted my lip," she told Storme Warren on SiriusXM’s The Highway channel in a separate interview.

"Then I walked inside and took the dog leashes off and took my coat off and went to go survey the damage and was like, ‘Oh, no!’ I’m acting very calm about it now, but… it wasn’t pretty. I chipped my tooth but it was just my skin, thank the Lord. Stitches and all that stuff."

The 35-year-old was uncertain how things "were going to end up," nervous that the healing process wouldn't go as planned.

Luckily, she was "very fortunate" during her recovery. Although fans may say she was keeping a low profile during that time, Underwood doesn't believe that to be the case.

"I mean, I don’t think I hid. There’s always stuff to do, even if it’s not necessarily playing shows. But, I don’t know," she said.

"I’m kind of a homebody. I was lucky that when it happened everything was shutting down in the music world — we had the holidays.”

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Underwood wasn't looking to sit and wallow in self pity during her recovery process. Instead, she found it "important" to get back out there and not let her injuries stop her from living normally.

"I started resuming my life again, and going to the grocery store, and taking my kid to school and stuff like that, I was like, ‘Okay. Somebody’s going to creep on me at the grocery store and people are going to be like, ‘What happened?’ when they post it on Instagram,'" she said.

Now, bringing up what happened is no issue at all.

"I don’t know if I’ll ever be done talking about it, because it was an event in my life," Underwood said. "And, I mean, I’m okay talking about it!"

Listen to Underwood's interview on The Bobby Bones Show below:

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