Star: Carrie Underwood didn’t say why her husband was away during her accident

Star’s new cover story promises to tell “what really happened” to Carrie Underwood’s face during her accident in November. Instead it’s just full of speculation about the fact that she didn’t tell the story right away. They don’t seem to have any insider information, but they do bring up the point that Carrie never explained why Mike was away when she had the accident. It probably never occurred to her and she was more worried about her face than people speculating.

Carrie looked her usual gorgeous self [at the ACMs], thanks to heavy makeup… but the hazy details about her injuries only fueled the frenzied speculation about the truth behind her mysterious accident. “There’s been talk about secret plastic surgery, a marital spat and even a cover-up,” an insider tells Star.

In Carrie’s initial statement last year, she said her husband, Mike Fisher, was out of town, and that he immediately flew back to Nashville to be by her side – a version of accounts that has since only raised more eyebrows. “In all this time, it’s never been explained where he was and why,” says the insider, pointing out that [Mike] had already stepped down as captain of the Nashville Predators three months earlier…

But Carrie may never be ready to reveal all. Despite her triumphant return to the stage, the singer… is still struggling.

“Privately, she was afraid that her face would never be the same… I hear she still has nightmares and worries that she’ll never be 100 percent again, and all the questions are only making it harder. Carrie insists it was just an accident and wants to put the whole thing to bed once and for all.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, May 14, 2018]

For what it’s worth, I believe her and feel badly for her that Star is using this to sell copies. I think that she was mortified about how she looked for a while and didn’t know how it would turn out. This is exactly what she’s said in interviews. It took her so long to tell the story because she was waiting to see how she would heal. If it didn’t turn out ok she might have decided to wait longer and to get more reconstructive work. This is probably the hardest thing she’s had to deal with in her life so far. Yes she’s privileged, rich and lives a charmed life but that doesn’t mean that this didn’t affect her quite a bit. Also, you can still find her extra and annoying and have sympathy for her.

Carrie has been out and about since her ACM appearance. She performed the National Anthem at her husband, Mike Fisher’s hockey game on Sunday in Nashville. She also went to NY to see season 7 American Idol winner, David Cook, perform on Broadway in Kinky Boots on Wednesday night. I’m jealous! Here’s a photo of her with David backstage.

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Carrie recently posted this teaser for her “Cry Pretty” video.

Coming soon… #CryPretty

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  1. Gigi LaMoore says:

    Nobody has been using this story more than Carrie. Talk about milking it. Enough, already!

  2. Wendy says:

    Seriously. When I had a disfiguring accident, my husband wasn’t home and I didn’t have to explain that to anyone. Broken nose, cheek bone, lacerations to my eyelid and face. Interestingly, I was less concerned about how I looked and how my marriage “looked” than being able to get through my work day without alarming strangers. My three year old son was intrigued by the black eye that took almost a month to resolve.

    And when I say “disfiguring” injury, my horse threw her head into my face. It was like getting punched repeatedly by Mike Tyson.

    • Kelly says:

      Him being away was the one part of the story I never questioned. He could have been visiting family, on a boys’ trip, exploring post retirement business opportunities, on a hunting trip, etc.

      I’m sure she was quick to clarify he was out of town BECAUSE she was aware there could be DV rumors.

      • Millennial says:

        Reports at the time said he was on a boys hunting trip. I’m too lazy to look it up but I remember reading it. Star just trying to cause drama.

    • RedOnTheHead says:

      Oh Wendy, I can’t imagine how much that hurt. That happened to me years ago but luckily I was pulling my head back at the same time she threw hers and we just barely connected. I had a raging headache for 2 days. I got away lucky. My sympathies to you and I hope you healed ok.

    • Melissa says:

      Same, but a doorknob. And everyone for six weeks thought DV jokes were HILARIOUS, even though my husband was legit at work :(
      i scared strangers for weeks. Was sort of fun, now that i think about it :)

    • Belamma says:

      Ahhhhhh, horses! Mine did that and I was an uglier version of Frankenstein for almost a month!!

  3. Tiffany says:

    I believe Fisher is stepping out on her. I thought and still think there is douchebag brewing with that dude.

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    • Wellsie says:

      Really? I don’t know… he’s such a simple fellow. Even if he is an athlete I just don’t see that in the cards for him/them.

    • SmalltownGirl says:

      I’m from the same area as Mike Fisher and have never heard a bad thing about him. There’s no nasty local gossip at all. Just that he’s a genuinely nice guy who made it big.

    • Ladykeller says:

      He’s a professional athlete he probably is cheating. That doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the accident or why he was away from home.

      • Tiffany says:

        I did not say it had anything to do with her accident. I said I believe he is stepping out on her. Reread it.

  4. Annabelle says:

    I didn’t investigate the extent of her injuries because I just don’t believe in injury porn. I hope that she heals well and that medical science is advanced enough to erase the physical signs. I also hope she doesn’t have nerve damage. Must be traumatising because your DNA records physical pain and trauma. Especially at the site of an injury. I hope she is getting therapy and other interventions to help her to feel less anxious about a recurrence of this kind of incident. A very close friend of mine, beautiful woman, had her face damaged in that way when one of her Alaskan Huskies dragged her through a glass floor to ceiling window in her home. She had everything going for her – brilliant, rich, sought after, hottest boyfriend on the planet and then one day, her face was totally torn up by glass. People were telling her how she looked. Scolding her for not healing overnight. It was horrible.

  5. Beth says:

    Husbands and wives aren’t together 24/7. Why is this such a dramatic mystery? I’ve fallen and had other accidents while home alone, just like any other normal person, and nobody thought it was seriously suspicious enough to talk nonstop about it. She fell and was scarred. Would this have happened if her husband was there? Probably.

    • lucy2 says:

      I know, the whole thing is ridiculous. She tripped and fell, it happens. Her husband was away, it happens.

    • AMA1977 says:

      I banged the sh*t out of my face (bent over to pick something up too close to the wrought iron barstools in my kitchen) and opened up a gash 3/4″ long right above my left eyebrow. My husband was at his office at the time, and I didn’t ever think that it was something I had to explain or prove to anyone. I was worried that people might think something nefarious had happened, since it was black and blue and glued together for more than a week, but nobody said anything to me. I’m also a little embarrassed to admit that I cried because I didn’t want to have a scar on my face. Fortunately, it healed really well and now you can barely see it.

  6. Plaidsheets says:

    Why is this even a thing? Was he supposed to anticipate the injury and be at her side just in case.
    At this point, it seems like she is/they are compensating for something. They know there’s a story there so they’re trying to get in front of it. Elsewise, why bring it up? No one expects them to be together 24/7.

  7. Stacy Dresden says:

    I want this storyline to go away. I dislike Carrie and this story is utterly cashed out.

  8. Svea says:

    She has blown her brand with the overkill.

  9. Millennial says:

    Several stories reported he was on a hunting trip at the time. I’m annoyed she dragged this out for attention but I don’t like that’s Star is implying something shady.

  10. Spicecake38 says:

    I have no words,she was injured,she was very worried that she wouldn’t look the same after healing,she’s beautiful again (probably was even in the midst of healing).In today’s world of super advanced plastic surgery techniques,wouldn’t she understand that healing takes time,and additional reconstruction would always be available to her?She wears ALOT of makeup and that’s fine,but I get the feeling she isn’t happy with her looks unless everything is *perfect*,meaning she may be way too hard on herself.☹️

  11. Lauren II says:

    The overcompensating behavior makes me all the more suspicious. Hunting trip? Makes me dislike Mike even more. Never would marry someone that enjoys killing animals in his free time, instead of being home with his family.

  12. LittlefishMom says:

    Shuuuuuttttt uuuupppp Carrie. She acts like her face melted. Get over it and yourself already.