“I was taking the dogs out to go pee-pee one last time, and I just — I tripped,” she told the Bobby Bonesradio show. “There was one step, but I didn’t let go of the leashes! Priorities!”
Underwood, 35, says she landed awkwardly on her right wrist, breaking it.
“My left hand’s fine, but I went to catch myself and I just missed a step,” she added. “If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have been perfectly fine. But it was one step that messed everything up.”
The former American Idol winner effectively shut down her hectic lifestyle as she recovered, forgoing posting pics of her face and staying out of the spotlight, until finally making a triumphant return at the 2018 ACM Awards, singing her new song, “Cry Pretty.”
The “Before He Cheats” singer was visibly emotional during the performance, with tears streaming down her face. When she sang her last note, the crowd gave her a minute-long standing ovation.
“It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life,” she opined in a post to her fan club, shortly after the fall.
Underwood’s new album, Cry Pretty, will be released in September.
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