Carrie Underwood shows close-up of her scar from 2017 accident

Carrie Underwood isn’t afraid to show off her battle scars.

The country superstar shared a flashback selfie from the set of her “Love Wins” music video on Friday with a scar from her 2017 facial injury evident. The mark, above her lip, came after Underwood took a terrible fall on the front steps of her home in Nashville.

Underwood got about 50 stitches after the injury, which also left her with a broken wrist. The American Idol alum retreated from the spotlight to heal, making a triumphant return to the stage in April. The “Cry Pretty” singer has been open about the “gruesome” incident, which she believes left her looking a bit different.

“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,” Underwood told Redbook in September. “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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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mike Fisher (L) and Carrie Underwood attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mike Fisher (L) and Carrie Underwood attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: NHL player Mike Fisher and singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood attend the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
BRENTWOOD, TN - OCTOBER 24: Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood (L) and NHL Player Mike Fisher (R) attend Nashville Shines for Haiti benefiting Sean Penn's J/P Haitian relief organization featuring Tim McGraw hosted and underwritten by Johnathon Arndt and Newman Arndt at the Arndt Estate on October 24, 2017 in Brentwood, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Singer Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher attends the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Singer Carrie Underwood (L) and NHL player Mike Fisher attend the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 8th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on September 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer Carrie Underwood (R) and hockey player Mike Fisher attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Billboard Awards 2014/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher attend the 'TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 Most Influential People In The World' at the Frederick P Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. � LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: NHL player Mike Fisher (L) and singer Carrie Underwood attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
FRANKLIN, TN - DECEMBER 03: Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher attend the CMT Artist of the Year Awards at The Factory At Franklin on December 3, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by Ed Rode/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Singer Carrie Underwood (R) and husband Mike Fisher arrive at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Singer Carrie Underwood (R) and NHL player Mike Fisher at the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2012/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Recording artist Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher attend the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Mike Fisher and singer Carrie Underwood arrive at Fox's 'American Idol 2012' Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Singer Carrie Underwood and professional ice hockey player Mike Fisher arrive at 'American Idol' Season 11 Grand Finale Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: NHL Player Mike Fisher and Singer Carrie Underwood arrive at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attends the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: NHL player Mike Fisher and singer Carrie Underwood arrive at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Singer Carrie Underwood and hockey Player Mike Fisher onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Salute To Icons Honoring Doug Morris held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 30, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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She also slammed rumors that the injury was simply a cover-up for plastic surgery. “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,” Underwood joked.

The Grammy winner also said there were some “personal” issues that kept her away from the spotlight.

“There were some personal things that happened,” she admitted. “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.”

Right now, it’s all about the “ups” of life. Underwood is expecting her second child with her husband, Mike Fisher.

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