Carrie Underwood said she feared losing her signature voice following the freak accident that injured her face last year.
In a new interview, the 35-year-old singer told Vulture she could barely sing after the hard fall that left her with multiple stitches in her face.
Underwood not only felt insecure about her appearance, but worried the injury that resulted in cuts on her face and a broken wrist would harm her career. She said:
“It was physically impossible [to sing].”
As previously reported by E!, the “American Idol” star stopped posting selfies due to her injuries in November 2017. She also had to delay getting back into the recording studio for her sixth album.
The country superstar told Vulture:
“I felt like the differences were more in my head than they were in anybody else’s that would listen to the things I was doing.
I had wanted to be in the studio sooner than I was, actually recording these songs, but I had stitches inside my mouth, outside my mouth.”
When she finally recovered from surgery after receiving 40 stitches, recording new music presented its own challenges. She explained:
“Going into the studio for the first time, it was a mind game.
Do I sound the same? Is my diction the same? Does my mouth move the same as it did before?’”
At first, Underwood noticed slight problems in her voice, but now she’s no longer worried about the issue. She said:
“Things change just as you get older; your muscles change. I kind of expect I’m not always going to sound like I’m 22 coming off of American Idol.
Hopefully I get better.”
Next week, Underwood will host the 2018 CMA Awards with Brad Paisley.
Dishing on the CMAs, Underwood told Good Morning America that she hopes to give fans “a bunch of laughter.”
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As previously reported by Dearly, the expecting mother is focused on her second child with husband Mike Fischer, her 3-year-old son Isaiah Michael and recording her latest album.