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At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (April 15), Carrie Underwood made her first major public appearance since she suffered a nasty fall last November that resulted in over 40 stitches on her face. She showed up, gorgeous and glowing, and delivered an emotional performance of her new song Cry Prettyon stage.

In the week prior to debuting her healed face, Carrie had updated her fans in a sweet note on social media, sharing that her forced relaxationhas been good for her, and that shes healing pretty nicely.Prior to that, the singer had been keeping a very low profile – with very good reason, as she probably needed the time to focus on herself and really heal not just on the outside but on the inside as well – what she went through was no small matter!

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Friends, fans, and colleagues were full of support for Carries appearance on Sunday, greeting her return with overwhelming warmth.

And now, days after her emotional comeback, shes opening up about that horrible fall. The 35-year-old got candid on The Bobby Bones podcast, detailing exactly what happened to her on that fateful November day:

I was taking the dogs out and I just, I tripped. There was one step and I didnt let go of the leashes. Priorities!

So, thats why my left hand is fine. I went to catch myself and just missed a step. If I wouldve fallen anywhere else I wouldve looked just fine.

Carrie also admitted her frustrations:

It set me back. The most frustrating part was trying to work out with a broken wrist and how much it can throw off your world, having an appendage thats there, but you cant use.

She revealed that it was around the mouth area where she fell on her face.

Carrie Underwood’s Injury-Inducing Fall: In Her Own Words

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