Carrie Underwood shows full view of her face in mysterious rehearsal session

Wendy Geller
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Carrie Underwood, who has been hiding her face since suffering an accident last fall that she said caused extensive injury to her face, finally showed off her features earlier this week on Instagram.

She looked as beautiful as ever; however, discerning fans noticed one thing: She posed in profile, showing only half of her face. So, what was on the other side?

Underwood herself had told fans that she “might look a bit different” following the accident, which she said resulted in a whopping 40 to 50 stitches to her face, so it stands to reason there’d be speculation that she was still trying to hide her scars.

On Friday, Underwood quieted those rumors by finally posting a photo that revealed her entire face while she was rehearsing in the studio with her band.

It’s not a close-up shot. Still, even without zooming in, she appears pretty much the same as pre-accident, with no scarring to be seen. Whether this can be credited to makeup or talented plastic surgery (or perhaps just time and TLC) remains unknown.

What also remains unknown is why exactly she’s rehearsing, with no immediate live dates on her calendar. A likely guess is that she will be making an appearance at the April 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, where she is nominated in two categories, including Female Vocalist of the Year. If this is the case, fans will likely be hungry for news of a new album as well, since she has been posting shots of her time in the studio.

Underwood has also hinted that she might have some “surprises” up her sleeve in conjunction with husband Mike Fisher’s NHL team, the Nashville Predators, at whose games she has performed in the past.

Regardless of her motives, it’s good to see the singer looking happy and healthy again. Since her November accident, in which she also broke her wrist, Underwood had slowed down considerably on social media, only posting photos of herself that obscure her face with strategic poses, scarves, or other accessories.

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