Carrie Underwood has been applauded for her bravery after baring her scar on Instagram.
The 35-year-old country singer suffered facial injuries after a serious fall in her home in November 2017, requiring 40 to 50 stitches. In particular, Carrie now has a noticeable scar above her lip.
Fortunately, Carrie isnt allowing the incident to shatter her confidence.
On Saturday, the Cry Pretty singer posted a rare close-up photo showing her scar unfiltered in a throwback from the set of her Love Wins music video, which was released in September.
In the selfie, Carrie pulls back her hair to show off the colourful make-up on the side of her face. The lip scar is visible with Carrie wearing barely any other make-up on her face aside from smokey eyeshadow.
Fans showered Carrie with praise for being brave enough to show her facial injury. One supporter cheered: Your scar is simply beautiful.
Hitting out at body-shamers who had left negative comments, another fan said: She looks beautiful and even had a traumatic injury to her face. Give her a break! Thank God no one judges your appearance this harshly. People can be so cruel.
Carrie took a lengthy break from the public eye after the accident to recover from her injuries, leading many to believe that she was actually undergoing cosmetic surgery.
Reacting to the critics, one Instagram follower said: LOVE that you can see some scar here. Hopefully that shuts up the “she lied and got lip injections” haters!!
One of Carries fans in particular left a long message of support, stating: She had a traumatic injury to her face last year & had to have extensive plastic surgery to repair a huge gash that tore through her upper lip into her left nostril.
That is why her lip looks larger,not because she got lip injections which she didnt!!I think her scar adds character & that she is finally ready to show her scar more when she was so self conscious about it before.This is still the same Carrie that you fell in love with.
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The impassioned fan continued: She isnt like every other “star”,thats the beauty of her appeal is that she doesnt have to show everything in order for her to be beautiful because she is naturally beautiful!!I would just love to have even an ounce of her beauty,she is gorgeous!!
Now back to work, Carrie released her new album, Cry Pretty, in September and topped the US Billboard 200 chart.
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