Carrie Underwood ‘Was Terrified of People Seeing the Scars’ from Facial Injury at ACMs: Source


Carrie Underwood was nervous to return to the spotlight after suffering an injury that caused her to receive more than 40 stitches on her face.

Although the 35-year-old singer stole the show Sunday at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas with an emotional performance her new single “Cry Pretty,” a Nashville source told PEOPLE that Underwood worried about the reaction she’d get.

“She ended up skipping the red carpet because she didn’t want to be bombarded with questions about the accident,” the insider said. “It’s the most shaken anyone has ever seen her … this whole ordeal. She was terrified of people seeing the scars.”

The source added, “Her hair and makeup team must’ve been under so much pressure.”

A rep for Underwood did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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