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Back in November 2017, country singer Carrie Underwood suffered a fall that unfortunately left her with a broken wrist and 40 stitches in her face.

 

Thankfully, though, the mum-of-one is well on the road to recovery, and she recently shared some exciting news with her fans on her website not just about her health, but about her upcoming music projects as well.

 

"First off, physically, I’m doing pretty darn good these days!" the 35-year-old wrote, "My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90 percent there…and the docs say that last 10 percent will come in time. And my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while." 

 

Being injured has made the American Idol winner slow down her busy schedule. "I’ve been calling it 'forced relaxation'," she joked.

 

 

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"Sometimes I think things happen in order to make us slow down," Carrie wrote, saying that she's appreciated spending time more with her husband Mike Fisher and their three-year-old son Isaiah.

 

The Grammy Award-winner also said she's been 'touched' by the warm reception for her single 'The Champion', her first-ever pop release.

 

"The song has become so meaningful to so many people, myself included, in ways I could never have imagined when I wrote it last year. I’ve always been a fan of Ludacris and getting to work with him has made me a die-hard fan for life," the mum said of her collaboration with Ludacris on the track.

 

Carrie has spent some of her time off the road making new music, too, and she revealed that the first single from her new album has been released today, at 11am GMT.

 

 

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"The first single is a song I love so much and can’t wait to share with you. It’s called 'Cry Pretty' and I wrote it with three incredible women: Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, and Lori McKenna, who also write under the name Love Junkies," the artist explained.

 

"I joined one of their writing sessions last year to see if we could come up with some magic…and we did!

 

"The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back. It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life. It’s emotional. It’s real. And it ROCKS!"

 

She is set to perform 'Cry Pretty' live at the Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony this weekend.

 

The country star ended the post with gracious words to her fans: "Thank you all so much for your love and support this year and always. I feel it and I appreciate it. And I can’t wait to start this new chapter with you!"

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