Carrie Underwood shows off her face in first uncovered Instagram post since accident

The country star told her fans that she had to get more than 40 stitches in her face, and warned she “might look a little different” once she got back in front of a camera.

Underwood revealed in a blog earlier this year she suffered a nasty fall back in November that left her with a broken wrist. The singer said the fall left her “not quite looking the same” and was a “freak random accident.”

“In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well. I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told [Underwood’s husband] Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in,” Underwood wrote in the January blog post.

Since then, Underwood has been keeping her face under wraps, mostly hiding the area below her nose. Only one other picture surfaced about a month after her accident. Former “Below Deck” star Adrienne Gang posted a photo on Twitter after she encountered Underwood at the gym.

Underwood is clearly inching back into the spotlight, and she looks like she’s fully recovered—and ready to release new music, too. On Wednesday, Underwood posted a photo on Twitter and Instagram without a caption, showing herself in a recording studio. Half her face is visible, and it’s the first time she’s showed this much of her face since the accident.

She’s reportedly set to perform at the CMA Fest this June. Maybe she’ll make an appearance at this year’s ACM Awards since she’s nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.