Carrie Underwood made her come back on the stage for the very first time since the scary fall accident which led her to injury to her face.
The country star — who spotted wearing tear-shaped glitter makeup below her eyes — gave an emotional performance belting her latest single “Cry Pretty” at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. Underwood received a standing ovation from the crowd at the end of her heartfelt performance.
A few moments later, the 35-year-old American Idol alum and Keith Urban came back to the stage to accept the award for the vocal event for their duet “The Fighter.”
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Urban told his collaborator, “You just knocked it out of the park.”
Underwood told Urban with tears in her eyes, “Thank you for having me.” She continued, “I’m still shaking right now. Thank you.”
Underwood hasn’t attended the event since the CMA Awards in November 2017, which the singer co-hosted with Brad Paisley, she also performed a Memoriam tribute to the 58 victims, who lost their lives in the mass shooting at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival.
The singer broke her wrist during the scary fall on her front porch shortly after the CMAs. Underwood revealed in January that she also suffered an injury to her face in the same accident, which led her to more than 40 stitches on her face.
The songstress wrote in a letter to her fan club back in January, “When I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different.”
The country star kept a low profile on social media platforms following the accident, but she revealed more of her face in pictures of her over the last month. She posted a selfie, covering her face with a scarf in December. On April 4, Underwood shared a picture from the recording studio, showing half of her face.