Carrie Underwood injured in fall at home


NASHVILLE — Country star and CMA Awards co-host Carrie Underwood took a hard fall on the steps outside her home Friday night.

She was treated at the hospital for non life-threatening injuries including a broken wrist and cuts and abrasions, according to a statement provided by the singer’s spokesperson.

Carrie Underwood sings “Softly and Tenderly” in a tribute to the Las Vegas shooting victims and members of the country community who passed away in the last year during the CMA Awards Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Due to her injuries, Underwood is unable to play the Country Rising benefit concert Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. 

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In addition to Underwood, other artists on the lineup include George Strait, Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Keith Urban. 

Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher traveled back to Nashville overnight to be with her, and she has since been released from the hospital. 

The statement said that Underwood’s recovery will “take some time” and that the singer “appreciates all prayers and well wishes.”

Proceeds from Country Rising go to benefit victims of the Las Vegas shooting, and hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands.

 

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