Carrie Underwood discusses everything from having a “soul-searching” year to her horrific accident in the latest issue of Redbook.

The 35-year-old, who was left with 40-50 stitches in her face and a broken wrist after the fall, admits 2017 was an “off year” for her.

However, she insists she was still doing work-related things. “I love it when people say, ‘You took a year off.’ I’m like, ‘You know, I had this shoot and this thing, and I was writing this and doing that.’ There was always so much to do, but it was also a very soul-searching year for me. There were some personal things that happened. And I had the accident and all of that to get through… and just life. Life is full of ups and downs, and I might have had a few more downs than ups last year.”

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Credit: Redbook

The musician talks about her confidence in light of the accident, insisting she now realizes the scars look much worse to her than to anyone else.

“Any time someone gets injured, it looks pretty bad in the beginning, and you’re like, ‘What is this going to wind up like?’ You just don’t know. It was also a perception thing, because I look at myself [now] and I see it quite a bit, but other people are like, ‘I wouldn’t have even noticed.’ Nobody else looks at you as much as you think they do. Nobody notices as much as you think they will, so that’s been nice to learn.”

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Underwood’s interview also sees her address rumours she’s had plastic surgery: “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.'”