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Carrie Underwood suffered 'gruesome' facial injury

(VARIETY) — LOS ANGELES — Carrie Underwood suffered an injury to her face that required 40 to 50 stitches after a fall in November, the singer revealed in a year-end message to fans.

Underwood also sustained a previously reported broken wrist in the fall, which took place on the steps to her home. She cautioned fans that she may look “a bit different” when they see her again.

“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, according to Taste of Country and People, which quoted the fan-club-only letter. “It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life.