Carrie Underwood says her face is 'healing pretty nicely': 'I definitely feel more like myself'

Carrie Underwood had lots of things to share with her fans on Tuesday morning. 

In addition to releasing her new single, "Cry Pretty," the 35-year-old country crooner penned an open letter to offer an update on her well-being after suffering a nasty fall last year that left her with 40 to 50 stitches on her face and a wrist injury. 

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

Underwood says that one of the "silver linings" in all this was that she was able to spend time with her 3-year-old son, Isaiah, and husband Mike Fisher. "I’ve been calling it 'forced relaxation,'" she continues. "Sometimes I think things happen in order to make us slow down."

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The "Champion" singer goes on to open up about the message behind "Cry Pretty."

"The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back," she explains. "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!"

Underwood was also eager to announce that she'll be releasing a full-length album and is planning a tour. "Thank you all so much for your love and support this year and always," she concludes. "I feel it and I appreciate it. And I can’t wait to start this new chapter with you!"

Fans will get a chance to see Underwood perform her new single when she hits the stage at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07: Carrie Underwood attends the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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