"First off, physically, I’m doing pretty darn good these days! My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90% there…and the docs say that last 10% will come in time," she writes. "And my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while."
Underwood says that one of the "silver linings" in all this was that she was able to spend time with her 3-year-old son, Isaiah, and husband Mike Fisher. "I’ve been calling it 'forced relaxation,'" she continues. "Sometimes I think things happen in order to make us slow down."
The "Champion" singer goes on to open up about the message behind "Cry Pretty."
"The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back," she explains. "It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life. It’s emotional. It’s real. And it ROCKS!"
Underwood was also eager to announce that she'll be releasing a full-length album and is planning a tour. "Thank you all so much for your love and support this year and always," she concludes. "I feel it and I appreciate it. And I can’t wait to start this new chapter with you!"