Carrie Underwood Delivers an Emotional First Performance Since Her Face Injury


53rd Academy Of Country Music Awards - Roaming Show

Carrie Underwood has returned to the stage for the first time since suffering an injury to her face.

On Sunday, the singer — who sported tear-shaped glitter makeup below her eyes — delivered an emotional performance her new single “Cry Pretty” at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, receiving a standing ovation at the end of rendition.

Moments later, the American Idol alum, 35, and Keith Urban returned to the stage to accept the award for vocal event of the year for their duet “The Fighter.”

“You just knocked it out of the park,” Urban told his collaborator.

“Thank you for having me,” Underwood told Urban through tears. “I’m still kind of like…shaking right now. Thank you.”

Jeff Kravitz—FilmMagic/Getty ImagesCarrie Underwood performs during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The singer hasn’t attended an event since the CMA Awards last November, which Underwood cohosted with Brad Paisley and where she performed an in memoriam tribute to the victims of the 58 victims who were killed in the mass shooting at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Shortly after the CMAs, Underwood broke her wrist during a fall on her front porch. And in January, the country star revealed that in the same accident, she suffered an injury to her face, which resulted in more than 40 stitches.

“When I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different,” Underwood wrote in a letter to her fan club in January.

Following the accident, Underwood has kept a low-profile social media but slowly revealed more of her face in photos over the months.

In December, she shared a selfie of her face swaddled in a scarf; on April 4, she posted a photo from the recording studio that showed half of her face; on April 6, she showed her entire face, from a distance, in a picture from a band rehearsal, likely for the ACMs; and the night before the show, she posted another full-face selfie from a rehearsal.

When in 5 degree weather, wrap your @caliabycarrie scarf around your neck and face…you keep warm AND look like an awesome winter snow ninja! #WinWin #StayThePath #LetItSnow #BabyItsColdOutside ❄️ ⛄️

A post shared by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Dec 27, 2017 at 12:30pm PST

A post shared by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Apr 4, 2018 at 8:01am PDT

Missed these guys. #bandrehearsals

A post shared by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Apr 6, 2018 at 8:04am PDT

Had a great rehearsal for the @acmawards ! Can’t wait until tomorrow night! #CryPretty #ACMAwards

A post shared by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Apr 14, 2018 at 6:23pm PDT

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com.

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