Shock turned into support this week when Carrie Underwood shared more details about her horrifying accident.
Fans from around the world took to social media to applaud the country star for revealing that she had received more than 40 stitches in her face after falling on steps last November outside of her home in Nashville.
One Twitter user wrote in response that eventually seeing Carrie step out and embrace her scares will help her to cope with her own facial injury.
“If @carrieunderwood comes back into the spotlight scars & all, I can't even tell you what that will do for my body image issues,” @kaykaysponaugle writes.
If @carrieunderwood comes back into the spotlight scars & all, I can't even tell you what that will do for my body image issues. My biggest insecurity would be the scars on my face from over 14 years ago when I was bit by a German Sheppard on Christmas Eve Feeling pretty is hard.— Kyrstin Sierrä ♡ (@kaykaysponaugle) January 2, 2018
Another fan posted a heartfelt letter to the singer on Instagram, writing “scars do not define beauty, who you are inside is what really defines you.”
An open note to Carrie (@carrieunderwood ): Dear Carrie, I am here to tell you that you are beautiful. Scars do not define beauty, who you are inside is what really defines you, and let me tell you, you are the definition of beautiful. I too am fighting the struggle of being seen with my scars, but my scars are not on my face, rather on my wrist. I put those scars on myself in a moment of weakness. I left those marks because I felt that I was not enough. But I am still here, and I am still living...and that’s what matters. I have began to learn that these scars do not change who I am, nor do they alter my beauty...and the same goes for you. No matter how this situation turns out, you will forever be Carrie Underwood. You will forever be the sweetest, kind-hearted person that so many people adore. Beauty is so much more than what society bring it down to. Beauty is what comes from within. You have billions of people who love you just for who you are. You will forever be the same Carrie...the very talented person with a kind, beautiful heart, the wife of Mike, and the mother of Isaiah. The one famous person that I can actually look up to because of how smart and level-headed you are. So please do not let this accident define you. Get out there and shine just like you always have. You are such an inspiration to all. Keep shining, beautiful girl! Much love and best wishes, Jessica.♥️ - @carrieunderwood @mfisher1212 #carrieunderwood
Carrie opened up about her face surgery in a year-end message to fan club members after first only revealing she had undergone surgery on her wrist.
“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,” she wrote in the letter. “It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life.”
Carrie adds she’s “grateful that it wasn’t much, much worse” and “for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way.”
Isaiah's mama is currently in the studio working on new music for 2018.
See more reactions to Carrie's face surgery reveal below.
Your beauty isn’t just skin deep @carrieunderwood— Allison Michelle💙 (@AllyMichelle17) January 1, 2018
Your true beauty lies within your being. It is something that cannot be learned.
It is your true essence. Your ❤️ heart and soul.
No matter how you look outwardly I know the true Carrie and I’m proud to call her friend.
I hope Carrie Underwood fully recovers from her injuries.— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) January 2, 2018
I met her in Iraq while she was doing a USO tour have nothing but positive things to say about her.
She was very kind and a beautiful person on the inside.
Scars won't change the beauty that she has. pic.twitter.com/rFDotR8vDD
Just read about @carrieunderwood injury. Scary. Thankful this kind, gifted & beautiful artist is healing. Having survived a near fatal face plant, am offering this: You'll be even more beautiful. Promise. God bless you.— kathy ireland (@kathyireland) January 2, 2018
50 stitches or not, Carrie Underwood is still the prettiest human to ever walk this world.— Dustin 🎇 (@dbrownlee15) January 2, 2018
@carrieunderwood I love you. We love you. We all will always be here for you with support and gratitude for everything you’ve done for your fans. No matter what you go through or how much hate you receive we will always always be here. ❤️— argie ~ (@argieeeeee) January 2, 2018
Really wanting to wish @carrieunderwood a speedy recovery. My heart goes out to her, seeing her recent posts, I feel so bad! I wish her love and prayers. Xx BG— Billy Gilman (@BillyGilman) January 2, 2018
@carrieunderwood I can promise you one thing, me along with everyone else is still going to love you just the same (maybe more) when everything gets back to normal. We’ve missed you and are so glad you’re okay. ❤️— Katie (@Fisherwood_1212) January 1, 2018
@carrieunderwood Your fans love you and no matter what we will be by your side every step of the way! We are fans because of who you are, which is an incredibly caring and inspirational person. Get well soon and we can't wait to sing along with you in 2018!— Bryce Verlinden (@BryceIsHEERRE) January 1, 2018
Finally read @carrieunderwood‘s latest blog and my heart is in a million pieces. No matter the outcome we still love you and you will forever be the most gorgeous person inside and out! You’re simply amazing. Prayers are sent your way 💛— Dylan Ray Johnson (@DylanRayJohnson) January 1, 2018
Regardless of @carrieunderwood's scar, she will still be the same beautiful, classy and talented woman she has always been. And she will be loved. I tell this to my daughter daily, who has a 5" scar down her chest from life-saving open heart surgery. #Scarsarebeautiful— HeatherFroglear KFRG (@KFRGHeather) January 2, 2018
Dearest @carrieunderwood,— elanor 🌺 (@elanorgabriela) January 2, 2018
You’ve inspired me, kept me afloat through your music, day in and day out throughout 11 years. I am sending you all my love through your recovery. No 50 stitches can change what you’ve done for others by sharing your talent. Thank you and get well soon.
@carrieunderwood I want you to know you are loved & are beautiful from the inside out. I will continue to pray for you as you heal & for what you’re still dealing with. I’m so sorry the end of 2017 hasn’t been easy. We will support you, pray for you, & love you through this.💗— Rachel Norman (@RachelNorman86) January 1, 2018
We love you so much @Carrieunderwood!! No matter what 💜— Nicole (@nicmcc310) January 1, 2018
My heart hurts for you @carrieunderwood. We are praying for the best out of this!! We know you will bounce back!! You are our Queen. We love you so much and you are so beautiful!!! 😥😥❤️.— Carrie's Fighter (@carries_fighter) January 2, 2018
We feel every one of your triumphs and tragedies. No matter how you look we love you unequivocally @carrieunderwood— CarrieUnderwoodPic📸 (@carrieunderpics) January 1, 2018
We all wish we could give you a gigantic hug and tell you how much that you are a big part of our lives. We ❤️❤️❤️❤️You #CarrieUnderwood unconditionally
Hey @carrieunderwood. Johnny Cash had a scar on his face. It didn’t stop him from doin’ nothin’. You’re a badass broad, and just FYI if you didn’t know it by now, people have always adored you for way more than just your face, anyhow :) best wishes for your recovery this year✊🏻— JenniferLynne (@pinningjenny) January 3, 2018
@carrieunderwood love you so so so so much. We’ll be with you and here for you every step of the way. So blessed to look up to someone like you 💕— D A N I (@danigirlxo_) January 1, 2018
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