Carrie Underwood To Return To The Stage At ACM Awards Following Face Injury

Carrie Underwood is ready to return to the spotlight after getting seriously hurt in a fall.

On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Academy of Country Music announced that the "Before He Cheats" singer will premiere her soon-to-be released single this Sunday at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards. 

The performance will mark the first time Underwood takes to the stage following her accident last November. In addition to making her big return, Underwood is up for two awards: Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for her duet with Keith Urban, "The Fighter."

The 35-year-old singer recently hinted at her musical comeback on social media. On Friday, April 6, she shared a snapshot of herself in band rehearsals — presumably for the ACMs — on Instagram, writing, "Missed these guys. #bandrehearsals."

Two days later, she teased her upcoming release with a pic of herself with a crying glittery eye, captioned with, "This Wednesday, April 11. 6am ET."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Underwood suffered a "hard fall" on the steps of her home in Nashville, Tenn. in November 2017, which resulted in a number of abrasions, cuts, and a broken wrist. After undergoing surgery on her wrist, the Grammy winner warned her fans that she may look "different" the next time they see her, as she also injured her face and received 40 to 50 stitches. 

"I honestly don't know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful," the American Idol alum wrote in a letter to her fan club at the time. "I am grateful that it wasn't much, much worse. And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way."

Ever since, the "Champion" singer has partially hidden her face in photos on social media. However, as seen in a pic shared by Underwood herself just last week, her face seemed to look the same as it always had, despite her previous warning.

The 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air live on Sunday, April 15, at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.