Carrie Underwood fell on steps in front of her home in November 2017, requiring numerous stitches to her face, but the singer revealed in a new interview with Vulture that her accident impacted her much more than she had previously shared.
Underwood released her latest album, Cry Pretty, in September, and recorded much of the project this year. In her interview, she revealed that that was due to the fact that her stitched made if “physically impossible” for her to sing.
After the incident happened in November 2017, she ultimately underwent surgery on her wrist and got some 40 stitches on her face.
Getting back into the studio to record her sixth album brought its own challenges and fears that her voice would be changed forever.
The 25-year-old also noted that voices change no matter what, something she’s prepared for.
“Things change just as you get older; your muscles change,” she said. “I kind of expect I’m not always going to sound like I’m 22 coming off of American Idol. Hopefully I get better.”
Underwood’s powerful voice is a cornerstone of who she is as an artist, and she shared in the interview that while she experimented with new types of phrasing and delivery on Cry Pretty, she’ll never lose her status as a vocal acrobat.
“Going into the studio for the first time, it was a mind game,” she believed. “‘Do I sound the same? Is my diction the same? Does my mouth move the same as it did before?’”
In all, Underwood said there were slight problems with pronunciation adding, “My m’s and b’s and p’s were kind of the issue.”