Carrie Underwood says she is "not quite looking the same" after needing more than 40 stitches in her face.
The country singer has written a message to her fan club members detailing the injuries she suffered in a fall in November.
She says as well as breaking her wrist, she sustained a facial injury but is "grateful that it wasn't much, much worse".
The American Idol winner said: "It's crazy how a freak random accident can change your life.
"I am determined to make 2018 amazing and I want to share things with you along the way.
"And when I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different.
"I'm hoping that, by then, the differences are minimal, but, again, I just don't know how it's all going to end up."
Fans have been taking to Twitter to comfort the singer.
@carrieunderwood You are beautiful, no matter what.— Angela Bhowmik (@AngelaBhowmik) January 2, 2018
@carrieunderwood It is really not noticeable. Your still beautiful on the inside and outside. Thank you for your wonderful songs.— Rhonda Cable (@electric149) January 2, 2018
U r beautiful inside & out....
Your LAST worry should be about how this selfish, vain world will perceive you...I know easier said than done.
I am truly sorry for what u must endure.
Ur strength is awe inspiring
God bless n keep u @carrieunderwoodJanuary 2, 2018
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