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Carrie Underwood Injured, Cancels Country Rising Appearance

Rolling Stone 2017-11-12 16:56:00
Carrie Underwood has canceled her appearance at Sunday's Country Rising benefit after being injured in a fall. Credit: Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic

Carrie Underwood has canceled her appearance at Sunday night's Country Rising benefit after suffering injuries in a fall Friday night at her Nashville-area home, according to the Tennessean.

The singer fell on a set of steps outside her home and suffered a broken wrist, for which she has received treatment. Her husband, ex-NHL star Mike Fisher, was out of town at the time and rushed back home to be with her. Later, she thanked her fans for their well wishes and speculated that her recovery "might take some time."

Thanks so much for all the well wishes everybody...I’ll be alright...might just take some time...glad I’ve got the best hubby in the world to take care of me.

— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) November 12, 2017

Prior to the accident, Underwood was slated to participate in Sunday's all-star Country Rising concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The sold-out benefit show is geared toward raising money for hurricane relief efforts as well as to aid victims of the Las Vegas shootings. Other performers announced for the event include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Keith Urban.

Last Wednesday, Underwood co-hosted the 51st CMA Awards alongside Brad Paisley for the 10th straight year. She also got to play an important role in the community grieving process with her performance on the show, singing the hymn "Softly and Tenderly" as screens flashed the names and photos of the 58 lives lost during the Las Vegas shooting.


Underwood's next scheduled concert dates are a Grand Ole Opry doubleheader on December 9th, when the program moves over to the Ryman Auditorium for the last part of the year.