Country music star Carrie Underwood suffered multiple injuries after taking a spill outside her Nashville home. According to a representative for the 34-year-old singer, Underwood has a broken wrist and several abrasions. She was treated at a local hospital Friday night before returning home to her husband, former NHL player Mike Fischer, who traveled back to Nashville to be with her following the incident.
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
Underwood had just wrapped up her 10th appearance as host of the CMA awards Wednesday with co-host Brad Paisley. During the show Underwood paid tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, and later performed a rendition of the gospel hymn "Softly and Tenderly" in honor of those in the country music community lost over the last year.
This has been a year marked by tragedy, impacting countless lives, including so many in our country music family. So tonight, we’re going to do what families do: come together, pray together, cry together, and sing together, too.
Some overzealous "fans" believed Underwood's accident was karmic retribution for a brief song she and co-host Brad Paisley sang during the CMAs.
Maybe you should NOT be critical of our President! Very disappointing!— Glenda Ely (@glendabelle_11) November 12, 2017
Karma for being a bad person who makes fun of our President and his words!! Unpatriotic! All of your and Brad’s cds in Trash! Will not even listen to you two on the radio!— ProLifePatriot 🇱🇷 (@GrandmaM16) November 12, 2017
Following her accident, Underwood cancelled an appearance at Sunday night’s Country Rising benefit show. The concert is intended to raise money for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, as well as hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean islands. The show's line-up includes Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, and Keith Urban.