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Posted: November 12, 2017

Carrie Underwood breaks wrist, sustains other injuries in fall

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By Phyllis Stark, Rare.us

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —

Carrie Underwood broke her wrist and sustained other injuries Friday night after a fall on the steps outside her Nashville area home, The Tennessean reports.

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She was treated at a hospital for cuts and abrasions, in addition to her wrist injury, according to the paper, which cites a statement released by Underwood's spokesperson. The statement also says her recovery will “take some time.” She has since been released from the hospital.

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The Tennessean reports that Underwood's husband, former NHL star Mike Fisher, returned to Nashville overnight to care for her.

As a result of her injuries, Underwood has had to cancel her appearance at the Country Rising benefit concert, scheduled for Sunday at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The show is being staged to raise money for victims of recent hurricanes, as well as the victims of the Las Vegas festival shooting.

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The statement from Underwood's rep says she “appreciates all prayers and well wishes.”


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Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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During the 51st Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, there was only one person who could adequately pay tribute to all of those lives that ended too soon: co-host Carrie Underwood.

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Underwood looked and sounded angelic as she performed the hymn “Softly and Tenderly,” while pictures of all those in the country music industry who died flashed on the screen behind her. 

Underwood powered through the performance, but paused as her voice broke once the images of the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting appeared on the screen. Collectively and in groups, black and white images of each of the 58 victims appeared on he screen behind the singer.

Taking a beat to collect herself, Underwood continued on, singing the last note to cheers and applause from the audience.

Watch a clip of the end of the performance below.

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