Just days after canceling an appearance at a benefit concert due to a nasty fall outside of her home that left her with a broken wrist and other injuries, Carrie Underwood was swept away into surgery for what was originally stated as a minor injury.
On Friday night (November 10th, 2017), Underwood fell on the steps leading up to her Nashville home and was forced to cancel her appearance at the Country Rising benefit concert which was held on the following Sunday. In a statement, her team confirmed the news, saying the injury was “non-life-threatening” and that her recovery “will take some time.”
Underwood herself spoke about the incident on Twitter, adding “I’ll be alright…might just take some time…glad I’ve got the best hubby in the world to take care of me.”
Thanks so much for all the well wishes everybody…I’ll be alright…might just take some time…glad I’ve got the best hubby in the world to take care of me.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) November 12, 2017
Now, in a brand new statement to fans, Underwood confirms that the injury was a bit more serious than originally stated by her team and expressed that she was forced to undergo surgery to correct the break in her wrist, adding that doctors had placed metal hardware in her arm to promote proper healing.
I just wanted let everyone know that I’m doing great. Had surgery on my wrist yesterday & all went well…even though I’ll be setting off airport metal detectors from now on…I’m so thankful for the doctors, nurses, family & friends who’ve been taking such great care of me.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) November 15, 2017
Thanking her supporters, family, doctors, and nurses that have helped her with this recovery, Underwood said that she’s “doing great” and the surgery was a great success, but she would be setting off metal detectors now that she has an implant.
There haven’t been any major cancellations or changes to her touring and appearance schedule since the Country Rising concert, so it looks like her recovery is going as planned and even husband Mike Fisher flew home to be with her and help her on the fast track to healing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carrie Underwood during this time.
Watch her heartfelt in memoriam performance at the CMA Awards in the video below.