Back in November, during a tribute to the victims of last year's horrific Las Vegas shooting, Carrie Underwood broke down on stage.
About a week later, meanwhile, the former American Idol champion announced she had broken her wrist in a fall and needed to undergo surgery for the injury.
Tweeted Underwood at the time:
"I just wanted let everyone know that I’m doing great. Had surgery on my wrist yesterday & all went well...even though I’ll be setting off airport metal detectors from now on...
"I’m so thankful for the doctors, nurses, family & friends who’ve been taking such great care of me."
Over the weekend, however, the beloved singer penned a lengthy blog post on her official fansite that opened up on further detail about this injury, detailing how the accident affected another important body part as well:
"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," the artist wrote in this New Year's Eve post, which we've shared below.
"It's crazy how a freak random accident can change your life. In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well."
Underwood went on to say she would spare supporters the "gruesome details" of what transpired and what had to be done in respond - but added that the doctor said he had put "between 40-50 stitches in."
“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,” Underwood continued in her very candid latter, admitting:
“I honestly don’t know how things are going to end up ...”
Underwood, whose last studio album was released in 2015, said she's working on fresh material.
She's excited about the music, but apprehensive about her appearance.
"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 said.
"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."
The only social media photo Underwood has shared of herself since the accident is posted at the outset of this article, as it features the superstar in a full-on face scarf.
Days after co-hosting the Country Music Awards in November, she fell down steps outside her Tennessee house, breaking her wrist and prompting her to cancel an appearance at a fundraising concert for hurricane victims and those affected by the Las Vegas shooting.
We admire her honesty in this blog post, don't you?
It's a reminder that celebrities are very much normal people, concerned about their appearances and about how they'll be received by others when simply walking down the street.
We've always adored Underwood for how she's managed to keep it real in the face of enormous success.
And no matter how her face looks, Underwood will always have an amazing body.
We're just kidding. (Not entirely, of course, she does have an amazing body.)
It's what's on the inside that counts, not the outside, and Carrie has made it clear she has a beautiful inside in every way possible.