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Carrie Underwood's face needed 40-50 stitches after fall

Country music star Carrie Underwood said Monday that a Nov. 10 fall outside her Nashville home was worse than previously reported. "In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well," she wrote in a message to her fans. "I'll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in." (Mike Fisher is Underwood's husband.) She added that she is "not quite looking the same," and that "when I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different."

Underwood canceled her scheduled performances after her accident, but as USA Today notes, she did post a photo to Instagram last week that features her eyes and a scarf.

When in 5 degree weather, wrap your @caliabycarrie scarf around your neck and face...you keep warm AND look like an awesome winter snow ninja! #WinWin #StayThePath #LetItSnow #BabyItsColdOutside

A post shared by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Dec 27, 2017 at 12:30pm PST

A brief perusing of Underwood's comments suggest her fans were there for her music, not her visage.