Carrie Underwood was in the middle of several different ventures in 2017, when she had her accident, falling outside her home, which resulted in a broken wrist and 40 to 50 stitches to her face.
There were plenty of ups and downs, but in the end, Underwood says she’s stronger than ever. She was interviewed by Redbook Magazine:
You’ve said recently that you feel stronger than ever – why?
A lot happened in 2017 during my “off year.” I love it when people say, “You took a year off.” I’m like, “You know, I had this shoot and this thing, and I was writing this and doing that.” There was always so much to do, but it was also a very soul-searching year for me.
What prompted that soul-searching?
There were some personal things that happened. And I had the accident and all of that to get through … and just life. Life is full of ups and downs, and I might have had a few more downs than ups last year.
Did having a facial injury shake your confidence?
Any time someone gets injured, it looks pretty bad in the beginning, and you’re like, “What is this going to wind up like?” You just don’t know. It was also a perception thing, because I look at myself [now] and I see it quite a bit, but other people are like, “I wouldn’t have even noticed.” Nobody else looks at you as much as you think they do. Nobody notices as much as you think they will, so that’s been nice to learn.
Do you want a big family?
I’m 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family. We always talk about adoption and about doing it when our child or children are a little older. In the meantime, we’re lucky to be a part of organizations that help kids, because our focus right now in our lives is helping as many kids as possible.