Carrie Underwood shares first post-surgery picture after getting 40 stitches

The singer fell down the steps of her house last year

Carrie Underwood suffered severe injuries after falling on the steps of her house in November. And on Wednesday, the 35-year-old shared the first picture of herself since the accident, which required "40 and 50 stitches" to her face. In a post to her fan club members over New Year's, the country singer warned her followers that she may look "a bit different" when they see her again. She wrote: "There is also another part of the story that I haven't been ready to talk about since I have still been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up."

Carrie Underwood posted this picture of herself following her accident

Not only did she injure her face, Carried also managed to break her wrists. "I'll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told [Carrie’s husband] Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in," she added. "Now, here we are 7 weeks later and, even though I've had the best people helping me, I'm still healing and not quite looking the same. I honestly don't know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful. I am grateful that it wasn't much, much worse."

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The accident meant Carrie was unable to perform at the Country Rising benefit show held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena soon after. She has since been keeping a low profile whilst focusing on her recordings as well as raising her three-year-old son Isaiah Michael with her husband Mike Fisher. The singer spoke about her joy at being a mother in an interview with E! News in 2015, saying: "The coolest part, right now he's smiling and laughing, so that's kind of all I want to make him do is smile and laugh, and he's super cuddly."