Carrie Underwood posts first photo of herself since her accident requiring stitches

Last fall, Carrie Underwood suffered a freak accident at home in Nashville. She fell on some ice on the stairs outside her home, cutting her face and breaking her wrist. Carrie required over 40 stitches and has not attended an event or posted a photo of herself since. In December we saw a picture that a reality star posted with Carrie after running into her at the gym. Carrie looked like herself in that photo, but it was far away and you couldn’t see half her face as it was turned to the side. Carrie is making headlines for this Instagram post, below, featuring her at the studio in an artfully holey hoodie, looking pensive. You can only see half her face, but it looks like the half that wasn’t shown in the other photo. (One is possibly a mirror image, it could be the same half though.) Anyway she’s back in the studio making music and she wants us to know about it. Here’s that post:

This is reminding me to try to put my hair in a bun. Every time I’ve tried it looks messy and won’t stay up, but I’m sure some hairspray would fix the flyaways. That’s cool that Carrie is back in the studio, she hasn’t put out a CD since 2015′s Storyteller. All her albums have gone platinum so you know that whatever she creates will be a hit.

In related Carrie news, she’s been a supporter of her husband, Mike Fisher’s, hockey career. He retired from the Nashville Predators last August and then was asked to come back earlier this year. On Tuesday Carrie tweeted some responses to a linesman call (that’s a referee in the NHL, I looked it up) against the Predators for goalie interference in their game vs. the Florida Panthers. (Florida won 2 to 1.) She was not happy with her husband’s team losing a goal. (Here’s a link to more on that, I don’t really understand all of it.)

In response, Mike tweeted this (below), that she’s always right. He teased her like this for her birthday in March too, posting an unflattering photo of her. Some couples just have a relationship where they rib each other. There have been rumors that they’re having trouble, but Mike denied that, posting in February that “We’ve never been better.” Carrie’s responses to his social media posts suggest that.

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  1. Christin says:

    Not sure if rumors are true, but social media “love” (or the appearance thereof) is never convincing.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      I said that about another couple the other day and was told I was a cynic.

      But I always wonder who folks are trying to convince? Especially when the people involved are over the age of 30.

      • Christin says:

        If anyone disagreed, maybe they haven’t observed the couples (Heidi and several others come to mind) who have acted similarly just before a breakup is announced.

        I completely agree with the over-30s being even more questionable. No need to proclaim their love to the masses, if everything really is fine.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Agree with you both. It is suspect.

    • Sara says:

      It may be different for celebrities when they do this. I am acquainted with a couple who have always been like this. I think it’s more egotistical: We are the greatest love story ever told! It’s gag inducing.

    • bikki says:

      true. it’s so weird that they’d speak to each other like this via social media when they live together… I mean if you don’t want to say these things face-to-face, there’s always texting. doesn’t have to be public, yknow what I mean?

  2. Astrid says:

    So much of this feels shady…her “falling”, so many stiches, the loved up posts

    • Birdie says:

      Hinting at dv. These assumptions can be quite damaging you know.

      • Kitten says:

        I agree that the assumption can be damaging but…it’s hard living in the time of #MeToo and #Time’sUp and knowing the statistics of DV prevalence among athletes and NOT have your mind go there. Again, I agree with you that we should never jump to conclusions, but I think Astrid was just voicing what many of us were thinking, myself included.

        That being said, I hope that we are completely wrong and that Carrie is safe and healthy.

      • smcollins says:

        Haven’t you heard? There’s no such thing as accidents, something shady & sinister must always be at play. I don’t know why some are so quick to jump to the worst case scenario, but here we are.

      • FLORC says:

        The steps she allegedly fell on and the heels she often wears with the possibility of wine or rushing. It seems like it could easily have been an accident. That’s where I lean.

        The social media pda is a red flag imo. For show.

      • Amanda says:

        All of this speculation is well and good, except Mike wasn’t even in Nashville when it happened, he was out in LA. It’s stupid comments like this that start lame ass rumors.

    • Tiffany says:

      Yep. I never trusted Fisher, even before his relationship with Carrie. And his involvement in the Hobby Lobby lawsuit solidified it.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah he’s a crazy conservative. Yuck.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I really hope those rumors aren’t true. I don’t like him because of the Hobby Lobby nonsense, but some people insist it is a dv situation. One side of me thinks it is plausible because that is a loooong time to be hidden and not able to show her face. That doesn’t even happen with people in car accidents except if they need major reconstructive surgery. And even now it is not a full photo. This is nearly six months later.
        But I don’t want to think it. If he hurt her to that degree, then I fear for her safety.
        On the other hand…I don’t know. It just seems off and odd. DV is rarely known to anyone else so I can’t say it is impossible. Then again maybe it was an accident, but they don’t want to tell the full story.
        There was something about him being out of town, but then someone else said there was some fudging going on about that too.
        I don’t know what to think, but I do hope she mends and is ok. :(

      • whatWHAT? says:

        but isn’t she, kind of, too? (a crazy conservative)

        not sure why I have that impression of her, but I do. I seem to remember stories about her being A) kind of a bitch and B) a crazy conservative.

        am I misremembering?

      • Tiffany says:

        @ what. Carrie herself is conservative but has not been out there trying to take away rights of people. She was a big supporter of gay marriage for example.

        Now I do not know where she stands politically but in the words and actions of the past, I don’t see her as a hard leaning right winger. But I can be wrong.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Thanks for the info, Tiffany. I’m not a fan of hers, just remember her from American Idol, so I don’t know TOO much about her.

    • Kelly says:

      I still think she got some bad plastic surgery sometime after the accident, didn’t like the way it turned out, and added stitches to her fall story to cover it up.

      • Jag says:

        @Kelly – that’s an interesting theory. I was wondering why she didn’t just show what happened; all of the build-up to finally “revealing” her face was just too contrived. I was thinking she got surgery to help fix what happened, but your take makes more sense.

        Editing to add: If it’s true that she is a victim of domestic violence, then I apologize for thinking that she is a bad person for milking the injury. She needs to get out and if they have any children, to take them with her asap!

    • Darby says:

      Sadly I agree. My first thought was DV. And didn’t she release a statement where she said they had been in counselling and were going to work on their marriage by working together on some company… and then a few weeks later he had re-signed with the Predators and it looked like he was just doing whatever he wanted and not what her statement said?

      • Maryrose says:

        Have you seen the X-rays of her hand? It looks like a twisting break to me. And I think he hit her in the face with a closed fist, while holding onto her hand while she tried to get away. He drove his fist through her face and broke her bones breaking the skin. He’s a hockey player FGS; it’s just violence on skates. If she talks, his career is over. I feel so sorry for her.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “He’s a hockey player FGS; it’s just violence on skates.”

        whoa whoa whoa. that is NOT accurate at all. while there is fighting, yes, more than other sports, and is, to a certain extent, allowed by the refs up to a point, the sport of hockey is NOT “just violence on skates”.

        I’ve been to plenty of games where there were no fights. oh, and checking an opponent is NOT fighting.

        now, that being said, I’m not saying that HE’S not violent. your theory is absolutely a possibility.

        but you can’t imply that all hockey players are violent simply because it’s a physical game.

      • GrubbyPaws says:

        Gee, Mary. I’m amazed you got so much from an x-ray. Tell me, where did you get your radiology degree and how long have you been psychic? LOL! Geesh!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        As someone that grew up in an area that had “winter” (as opposed to LA), I have known soooooooo many people that broke bones/had injuries from falls. Driveways, steps, sidewalks all become a danger when water freezes overnight.

        I know that DV is a possibility…but it just seems a little dangerous to imply it was more than that without any proof or evidence of past violence.

    • Wren says:

      I don’t know, I’ve wiped out on ice and hurt myself. You have very little control over how you fall, especially if you barely realize you’re falling until you slam into the ground. It happens very quickly. If she hit something on the way down and landed funny on her wrist, then yeah, all this is believable. Why not take her at her word?

      • magnoliarose says:

        I think it is the length of time of recovery that is confusing. And a lot of rumors about problems and him cheating and not treating her very well.
        It isn’t like she would tell us or is even obligated to but I think it is more concern for her than anything else. A fall is often the excuse, and she has been so secretive about it. It could be coincidences, or unfortunate timing of things that make is suspicious too.
        I have no idea, but I hope she is healing and on her way back.

      • Kitten says:

        @Mags-yes I think all the shady rumors about him are coloring how we view this as well.

        IDK…maybe she was embellishing on the extent of her injuries. I saw a pic of her three weeks after the accident and she looked fine to me.

        FWIW, my brother and my SIL are crazy ice skaters. She is a trained figure skater and they both play in a hockey league every Sunday night. They go ice skating pretty much every Saturday during the winter as well. They have had injuries with their feet, knees and ankles due to the stress of they put on them and a few scrapes here and there but neither of them have EVER gotten extensive facial injuries from falling on the ice. Then again, they’re on an ice rink not on icy stairs which can be far more dangerous with the sharp edges etc.

        Maybe she is being truthful and I’m a jerk for speculating. Or maybe as another poster suggested this isn’t due to DV but plastic surgery? Either way, it just doesn’t FEEL right to me. Sorry for doubting her as this is not my normal style but…

      • Wren says:

        You know what, I kind of doubt her too, but I’ve decided I’m done second guessing women’s stories about personal experiences, especially if they don’t actually impact my life. If she’s making it up then she’s making it up and doubtless has a good reason for doing so. It could have happened like she said, or it could be a cover story. There are weird elements and things that don’t fit, but it’s a personal matter for her and we’re not entitled to the “real story” if it is in fact different than what she’s put out publicly.

        We all like to say that so-and-so should do XYZ, but you really can’t force people to make good decisions or do things before they’re ready.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I agree with you both.
        I struggle with stories like this sometimes because I may not like the person involved and DV is so serious.
        But it is her business, so I am just going to keep it there.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        One of my friends literally “cracked her head open” from falling on the ice (she slipped backwards on her deck while looking at the moon). Another classmate tore her chin open falling on ice. I will never forget looking out my front window and seeing her mom walk her down the street to her house, with blood just gushing from her chin.

        Anything, even the ice itself, can become dangerous when gravity pulls you down at great speed.

    • imqrious2 says:

      Eh, I don’t think DV (never entered my mind); I think she had some “work” done (hence the “I may look different” crap).

    • Goodegg says:

      He wasn’t even with her at the time of her accident. He had to fly back to Nashville to be with her.

  3. Kristen says:

    Whether they’re having problems or not, I think it’s sweet/telling that she is watching him play and is invested in the games. That demonstrates commitment to him. And it’s not like she doesn’t have her own shit going on, you know?

  4. Cat says:

    There was a blind about her that she fell during a drunk argument with her husband after finding out he was cheating on her.

  5. ORIGINAL T.C. says:

    Like I said at the time, the disfiguring Post will be seem as high unnecessary drama if her “after” picture is normal. Disfiguring is a loaded word, usually reserved for like burn patients, kids born with cleft lips or misshapen heads. She’s not a model and has the money for high quality cosmetics surgery. Like I understand Busy Phillips crying over losing her daughter’s safety bears more.

    From the exchange of the loving tweets, a breakup is on the horizon. Maybe that’s why she freaked out about anything marring her beauty. But beauty does not keep a man when he has one foot out the door.

    • OriginalLala says:

      One of my cats fell off our tall headboard during the night and landed claws-first in my face – I had a long, deep cut from my eye to my hairline . The first few days I was so down because to me, I looked disfigured. A year later I have a faint scar and dont think about it, but in those first days I was totally over-dramatic about it and thought I would be hideous for life (This may actually say alot about how I was raised to view my pretty face as one of the most important things about me..yikes), and now feel like an ass for having been such a drama queen about it when other people have experienced actually disfiguring injuries.

  6. Really says:

    Shady AF.

    • homeslice says:

      +1 stay tuned on this one…

    • Nancy says:

      It is strange. It feels like she’s promoting an album, not revealing a post-accident photo. What is the deal? A buddy of mine slipped on the sidewalk yesterday and broke his ankle. Shit happens all the time. If she fell, so be it, expose your face and move on. The more mystery she tries to add, the more people won’t believe her, hence half the comments on here.

  7. JA says:

    Insert Ok Jan meme! Something shady is going down.

  8. Mel M says:

    Something does look different on this side of her face but I can’t put my finger on it. She still looks beautiful though. I hope everything is fine though and wish her only the best.

    • MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

      @Mel M, I think it’s interesting also that the photo is in black and white. Maybe to hide some discolorations or bruising that is still healing?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I noticed there is a slight dent by her jawline (in between her ear and her mouth). But she could be sucking in her cheeks or moving her tongue, etc.

  9. joanne says:

    i thought we were supposed to believe woman. Carrie said she fell, her husband wasn’t home that night and had to fly back. why not believe her?

    • Kitten says:

      Abusers depend on people believing the lies that their victims tell to cover for the abuse–that is how they are able to repeat the cycle while remaining protected.

      And I think there’s a world of difference between being critical/speculative versus condemning the guy without proof. None of us know for sure what happened but believe me, I want nothing more than for her story to be true.


      • joanne says:

        her husband wasn’t home the night of her accident. the hospital would know it was an old injury if she waited to go in for treatment.

  10. Adele Dazeem says:

    I’m not a Carrie Stan or hater but do her lips look plumper or is it just me?

  11. Michelle says:

    Her line of workout/yoga clothes are way overhyped for the price. That’s all I’ve got.

  12. SJhere says:

    When I heard this story my mind never went to DV.
    I took a terrible fall at my home, several broken bones and tendon injuries, lots of rehab and some pretty big scars too afterward.
    One minute I was fine and before I even realized I was falling I landed without being able to brace/control the way I landed.
    Since she is a celeb, I’m sure she is more aware of any facial scaring, because the social media and publicity these days is so intense.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      This happened to me walking my dogs a few weeks ago. One second, a nice winter walk in a park, the next- boom! I was down. Scary… I could have fractured my skull if I hadn’t been able to protect my head. *shudder*

  13. FLORC says:

    My trick to fly aways and a messy bun is a hair spray that has wax. Ogx beeswax texture is what I’m currently using. If you use too much your hair will appear greasy. It takes far less than what other sprays require.

  14. Other Renee says:

    I never turn the light on if I get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. One night as I stood up after using the toilet I whacked my face right into the metal towel bar. Hard. Got a black and blue mark under one of my eyes. My then husband was horrified because it could easily have been mistaken for dv and he was a very gentle person.

    Other thoughts. She looks pregnant in that gorgeous red coat. And I didn’t think any sound engineer actually used those outdated boards anymore in recording studios. I thought it was all done on computers nowadays.

    • imqrious2 says:

      I saw some trash rag while in the checkout line saying she was preggers with twins; showed the supposed nursery…so who knows.

  15. zeddy says:

    My family is pretty big on hockey (canadian) and her husband was pretty well known to be very rough off the ice. Just a rumour but I wouldn’t be surprised if he may have aided her fall here.

    • Amanduh says:

      Whhhaaa?? I live in Ottawa- where he played from 1999 to 2011- and *never* heard that!! Just the opposite from friends of his family…yeah, he’s devout (ew) but I never heard he was violent.

  16. Happy21 says:

    I thought it was proven that he wasn’t even in the same state as she was when she had the fall and that he had to travel home to be with her?

    • joanne says:

      don’t let logic confuse the various DV theories.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I keep hearing this, “her husband wasn’t home” that night.

      (bear with me, as I am not a fan of hers so I don’t follow all the news about her and I had to google this info)

      that is the “official” story from their side, that he “traveled to Nashville to be with her”, and that he was there when she was released from the hospital, but has anyone corroborated that story? I mean, if he had a game that night in another city, even if he missed the game there would be plenty of witnesses to verify that yes, he was in another city and traveled when he heard of the accident. this is what they claim, but I don’t know if “proven” is accurate. again, don’t follow all the news on her and didn’t when this story first broke so maybe it was verified.

  17. brooksie says:

    I went to college with Mike’s brother and we kept a pretty steady friendship post-college. They come from a very close-knit religious family but they are truly some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. His brother is always posting photos of his wife on social media with captions to the point where it may come off as cheesy or fake, but that is just how they are. I just could not imagine Mike ever laying a hand on her.

    • Amanduh says:

      SAME!! I don’t know him personally, but I know people that do (and know his family) and apparently they’re really nice people…

    • magnoliarose says:

      I believe that and I don’t know the truth but what someone appears from the outside isn’t a good indicator of their home life behind closed doors.

  18. Stacey says:

    she has bags under her eyes maybe but i can’t see a difference

    she has a good surgeon

  19. Kloops says:

    Looks like a faint scar on her left upper lip, but it’s really subtle in the photo’s light. I can only assume she and her team chose this shot for strategic reasons, but it only serves to fuel DV and plastic surgery rumours.

  20. Ash says:

    I doubt her too. I don’t know what the story is but that’s a ton of stitches and a long recovery. I’m thinking it’s plastic surgery. I also agree with the above poster in that she is creating a ton of drama around this by acting that she’s so different looking now, however I also agree with the other post about that quite scary Cat accident! Yes, If you get a terrible scratch on your face you could think you were disfigured! It’s your face and that would be so scary!!! I very much hope it’s not dv. Unfortunately speaking from experience as I married a hockey player too, while no, they all aren’t violent, however when they are, it’s an awful and terrifying experience. The strength they have is unbelievable and they are accustomed to playing in a sport which allows violence which is not always the best in a domestic situation.

  21. Anare says:

    I can’t believe the breathless hoopla about her showing her face. How thirsty is she that she is trying to stir up all this attention? We all know what it looks like if you fall down and smash your face. This is not remarkable in any way.