Last November Carrie Underwood took a nasty fall outside her home that altered her life and ultimately influenced the new album, “Cry Pretty,” which she was working on at the time. The secret “ingredient” that got her through is one that keeps her going even now.
When the fall happened, it should have been just a routine chore. And, according to PopCulture.com, she explained that she hadn’t wanted there to be so much drama surrounding it.
“It was unintentionally that way. [The accident] happened shortly after the CMAs,” she said while a guest on the Storme Warren Show. “I just fell down. I was taking the dogs out to go do their thing before bed, and I just was clumsy and I tripped.”
She added, “I held on to the dog leashes in my left hand and went to catch myself with my right and just missed the step. There’s one lone step … And I said, ‘If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have been absolutely fine.’ But it’s just because there was — I went to catch myself and I missed.”
She said she didn’t know the extent of her injuries after she fell – until she went back into her house:
“I thought I just busted my lip. 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.’ Which, I’m acting very calm about it now.”
So what got her through that difficult day, in which she broke her wrist and had 40 to 50 stitches in her face? It was her husband.
“He’s all right,” she said of her husband, the Nashville Predators star Mike Fisher, who acted as her nurse. “I mean, I’m really terrible at letting anybody help me with anything, to be honest.”
Fisher cared for her even when she wasn’t always so willing to let him. She continued:
“I’m probably not a very good patient because I’m like, ‘I can do it. I’m not completely broken. I can do this.’”
She added that between the stitches on her face and her broken wrist, it was the wrist that gave her the most trouble, which was why it was nice to have her husband around.
“I’d say the hardest part was my wrist. Like, I can’t use my appendage, and I’m trying to pick my kid up and make food and do mom stuff,” she said.
Underwood’s injuries, she said, played a major role in how she developed the songs for her new album “Cry Pretty,” which she worked on over the holidays while the rest of the crew was home with their families.
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