The 35-year-old country superstar gave her first televised interview since her serious fall last November, which severely injured her face. Underwood spoke to Hoda Kotb on Thursday’s Today show about what she described as a “freak accident.”
“I just fell, I just tripped, taking my dogs out to do their business,” she explained. “It could have happened to anybody. I say if I’d fallen anywhere else, it wouldn’t have been a problem, but here was just one little step that I went to catch myself on and I missed.”
Underwood got candid about her fears after she had to have 40 stitches on her mouth and suffered a broken wrist.
“In the beginning, I didn’t know how things were going to end up. It just wasn’t pretty,” she admitted.
When Kotb praised her, saying she looked the same, Underwood shyly replied, “I have a dedicated team of professionals who can spackle and paint and paste. Every day I feel a little more back to normal.”
Her new song, “Cry Pretty,” which she belted out at the ACM Awards, has spoken to many different people, many on whom like to share one particular detail with the singer.
“I have had conversations with people, and I feel like people are telling me places where they cry,” she said, laughing. “I’ve heard closet, I’ve heard shower, I’ve heard bathroom. I feel like my car kind of is, which I know people can still see you and they probably have seen me at a stoplight or something and are like, ‘What’s that crazy lady doing over there?’”