Carrie Underwood has ‘team of professionals’ to mask face injury

Carrie Underwood’s face is still healing, but Hoda Kotb thinks she looks exactly the same as she did before her fall.

“I’m looking at you and I feel like you look the same,” the “Today” show co-host told the country star in an interview that aired Thursday morning.

“Thank you,” Underwood, 35, said with a smile. “I have a dedicated team of professionals who can spackle and paint and paste. Every day I feel a little bit more back to normal.”

“Plain and simple, it was just kind of a freak accident,” she explained. “I just fell. I just tripped taking my dogs out to do their business. It could have happened to anybody. I say if I had fallen anywhere else, it wouldn’t have been a problem. But there was just one little step that I went to catch myself on and I missed.”

She added that she was by herself when the incident occurred, as her son Isiah, 3, was sleeping upstairs. Last month, she admitted that she was worried her son would fear her because of her facial injuries.

In November, Underwood was rushed to the emergency room after falling outside her home. Because of the nasty tumble, the singer needed 40 stitches and surgery to repair a broken wrist.

She shared an X-ray of her wrist in January and posted a picture of her face to Instagram in April. Later that month, she delivered an emotional performance of “Cry Pretty” at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

“When you’re singing something that is straight from your heart, it’s easy to just be in the moment and be connected to it,” she told Kotb. “I never realized how much it translates until after the ACM Awards. … When I’m singing a song, it’s like I’m in the music and I’m right there living it. And then it’s kind of like, as soon as a song ends, I’m like, ‘Oh man. I’m just Carrie again.’ It’s like the magic ends somehow and I turn into a pumpkin in front of everybody. I’m not a center-of-attention kind of person.”

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