Carrie Underwood Shares New Photo Following 'Gruesome' Face Injury Underwood originally revealed her injury on New Year's day, saying that she suffered a fall and received 40-50 stitches on top of breaking her wrist. ...even though I’ve had the best people helping me, I’m still healing and not quite looking the same. Underwood also cautioned that she may look a bit different because she didn't know how the injury would heal. Since revealing the injury, the country singer has posted few photos of her

Carrie Underwood shows part of face months after needing more than 40 stitches

Slowly but surely, Carrie Underwood is showing her face — literally — in public again.

The country star, who has kept photos of herself to a minimum since falling at home and receiving 40-50 stitches in her face in November, shared a rare photo on social media Wednesday, a black-and-white shot of her sitting in what looks like a recording studio.         

"In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well. I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told Mike (Fisher, Underwood's husband) that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in," she wrote in a year-end message to her fan club last year.

"When I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different," she wrote. "I’m hoping that, by then, the differences are minimal, but, again, I just don’t know how it’s all going to end up."         

In December, a Twitter user shared a look at Underwood via a selfie she snapped with the country singer at the gym, with Underwood's face still looking remarkably normal a mere few weeks after her accident.