Carrie Underwood is arguably the biggest country music star in the industry right now. After winning American Idol in 2005, Underwood went on to release her debut album, called Some Hearts. The album was so successful, the new star won Country Album of the Year and Album of the Year from the Billboard Music Awards. It also won Album of the Year from the Academy of Country Music Awards. In 2009, Some Hearts was named country album of the decade.
Since then, Underwood has been basically unstoppable. With seven Grammy awards to her name, the country singer was poised to take over the industry with nothing in her way. However, things changed in November of 2017 when news broke that she had been rushed to the hospital after a fall for “multiple injuries including a broken wrist and some cuts and abrasions from the fall.”
Underwood reportedly fell down a flight of stairs in her home while she was at home with her son, Isaiah. NHL player Mike Fisher, Underwood’s husband, flew home immediately to be by her side and take care of her. The country singer had to undergo surgery on her wrist to repair the damage, and that’s as much as the public knew.
“I’ll be alright…might just take some time…glad I’ve got the best hubby in the world to take care of me,” Underwood wrote on Twitter.
“I just wanted let everyone know that I’m doing great,” she wrote a couple days later. “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.”
But a little while after her fall, Underwood revealed there was more to the story than we knew.