How Carrie Underwood Plans to Return to the Spotlight at 2018 ACMs

The 35-year-old singer is recovering after a traumatic fall left her with a broken wrist and 40-50 stitches in her face.

Carrie Underwood is recovering well after a fall left her with a shattered wrist and 40-50 stitches, but she may not be ready to hit the red carpet quite yet.

A source tells ET that the 35-year-old country superstar is excited to return to the ACM Awards on April 15, but that the accident was "traumatic" for her.

“She is better now,” the source says. “She is totally back to normal and feeling great and healthy. She doesn’t think she will walk the red carpet at all because she’s just not ready to be bombarded by cameras."

Underwood will still perform her new single, "Cry Pretty," at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards and another source told ET on Wednesday that the singer "is at the top of her game."

Underwood has been recovering ever since November, when she fell outside her Nashville home. At the time, she wrote on Twitter to fans, "I'll be alright… might just take some time." Since then, she's had surgery on her broken wrist and shared some carefully covered-up photos of herself, but has shied away from the limelight. 

She recently said that her face was healing nicely and "I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while." She said the accident even has a silver lining: more time spent with her 3-year-old son, Isaiah, and husband, NHL player Mike Fisher.

For more on Underwood's triumphant return, watch the video below.







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