More than three months after Carrie Underwood suffered a scary fall and had to get 40 stitches in her face, the second post-injury photo of Carrie has been shared on social media. On Friday, February 23, Carrie, 34, took to Instagram to post a photo of herself and her husband, Mike Fisher, promoting the End It Movement, which works to bring awareness to modern-day slavery. "Together, we’re in it to end it! Help us shine a light on modern-day slavery," the star captioned the black and white snapshot, which only showed part of her face.
Since her accident, Carrie has been careful about not posting any new photos of herself on her social media outlets. In mid-December, the American Idol alum made major headlines when the very first picture emerged online of Carrie after her injury. Reality star Adrienne Gang posted a photo of herself posing with Carrie after they ran into each other at the gym with the caption, "Just worked out next to Carrie Underwood... [no big deal]... #ChefLife #BelowDeck #LoveMyJob."
Shortly after Carrie announced she had been badly injured outside her Nashville home in early November 2017, the "Smoke Break" singer revealed she had been "doing great" since undergoing surgery for a broken wrist. Her rep later told People that Carrie suffered "multiple injuries" during the incident and was additionally treated for "cuts and abrasions." Carrie subsequently took to Twitter to thank her fans for their messages. "Thanks so much for all the well wishes everybody… I’ll be alright… might just take some time," she wrote.
Then in early January, Carrie made headlines again when she posted a candid blog post on her website warning fans she "might look a bit different" after her injury. "There is also another part of the story that I haven't been ready to talk about since I have still been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up. It's crazy how a freak random accident can change your life. In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well," she wrote.
"When I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different," she continued. "I'm hoping that, by then, the differences are minimal, but, again, I just don't know how it's all going to end up." After Adrienne posted the first post-injury photo of Carrie to her social media accounts, the reality star told commenters the country icon looked "amazing" and she had "no clue" she was even hurt. Carrie's fans were also a bit confused as to why the mom-of-one seemingly looked uninjured in the pic. "Her face doesn't look any different, right?" one person wrote. Another fan pointed out that she did appear to be wearing a wrist brace in the snapshot.
Other people commented on possible differences in her face and made speculations about the extent of Carrie's accident. "I think it’s her right cheek if [you're] looking at her. If you look at the picture, you can see what appears to be redness by her nose down into her face. I hope she recovers quickly!" one fan wrote with another adding, "I am surprised she was willing to take a pic and didn’t say no I just had accident. And why won’t Carrie just say exactly what happened? It was over a month ago. I understand at first you may be traumatized but we now know something happened, just say it." We hope Carrie steps back into the spotlight soon.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.