Back in November, Carrie Underwood cut up her face after falling down outside while taking her dogs out. It seemed like the fall was serious and that Carrie came out looking like Phantom of the Grand Ole Opry. But a fan photo later revealed that Carrie looked like herself. Because Carrie took a while to heal, there were conspiracy theories that her fall was a cover-up for plastic surgery. Carrie would like you to know that it wasn’t.
Carrie spoke to Redbook about her upcoming album, Cry Pretty, and was asked about how her accident affected her album. Carrie says that 2017 was a year of “soul searching,” and that the accident was just one of many ups and downs she had to get through. Obviously lots of people saw post-accident Carrie and shrugged their shoulders; she agrees that she focused on her face more than the rest of us.
Redbook then asked Carrie about the online rumor that she had faked the whole accident as a way of getting some on-the-sly plastic work, or that it was all just a publicity stunt. Carrie swears it was just good old fashioned clumsiness.
“I’m on some magazine every other week for something crazy. It’s a little sad, because the truth is just as interesting. I wish I’d gotten some awesome plastic surgery to make this [scar] look better. But I try not to worry too much about it. My mom will be like, ‘Did you see they are saying this about you?’ And I’ll be like, ‘Mama, I don’t care. I’m just trying to raise my son and live my life.'”
Whether that explanation has satisfied those on the internet who believe it was all an elaborate coverup remains to be seen. But I’m sure at least a dozen famous surgery enthusiasts will now keep Carrie’s rock-solid alibi in their back pocket the next time they want a sneaky facelift. Carrie claimed to be with her dogs Ace and Penny at the time of her fall. The Kardashians are totally kicking themselves that they weren’t the first to blame it on the dogs.