New Carrie Underwood music is officially out!
Her latest album, Cry Pretty, dropped at midnight on Friday (Sept 14), so she has been hard at work promoting her sixth studio album. Just last week she was in the UK for a series of shows including The Long Road Festival is Litterworth, England and Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.
Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to perform at those events while she was across the pond, and had to cancel her appearances. According to a tweet on September 5 from the official Twitter account for The Long Road Fest, Underwood’s cancellation was “due to illness.”
“Our primary concern is her speedy recovery,” they tweeted.
Cancelling due to illness is not something that Underwood ever does, and because she is pregnant with her second child, this raised some concern with her devoted fan base.
The “Love Wins” singer revealed her pregnancy on August 8 after she announced her upcoming tour, which kicks off in May 2019.
“You might be wondering ‘Carrie, why is your tour starting in May?'” she said with a coy smile. “Wellllll….YAY!” she squealed as the camera panned back and showed big balloon letters that spelled ‘BABY’. “Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond! This has just been a dream come true with the album and baby news and all that stuff!”
During her appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (Sep 13), she finally revealed what illness sidelined her, and to be quite honest, it was more serious than we thought!
“I don’t cancel shows,” Underwood told Fallon. “Like, I will drag myself onto the stage and perform if I have the flu or whatever. In the UK I had to cancel a couple shows. Basically I got like a viral thing and I woke up, I had vertigo and I could not stand up. It was crazy. Ended up in German hospital for three days.”
While she admits she is feeling much better, we can’t imagine how scary that must have been! She assured Fallon the doctor’s and nurses in the hospital were “so sweet and so nice,” and even taught her a little German while she was there.
We’re so glad Carrie is feeling much better and we wish her the best with her album release! It has already topped the iTunes charts for Top Albums, and will definitely be climbing the Billboard charts soon enough!
Watch her full interview with Jimmy Fallon in the link below.