By teasing a simple image that featured glittery tearsCarrie Underwood — who was forced to get 40 stitches etched into her face following a nasty injury in Fall 2017 — proved she's ready to step back into the limelight. She's warned that she may look a little bit "different" following the tumble, but could potential scarring really be as bad as it seems?

Well, we've got plenty of pre-injury photos to serve as comparison.

Underwood first explained the accident to Entertainment Tonightand said that the fall could have been much worse.

"In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well," she said. "I'll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told [my husband] Mike [Fisher] that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in."

Since then, she's only shared a handful of photos that feature her face (you can see a few below the included gallery), but followers are still hoping for more conclusive evidence that Underwood will be okay.

See what Carrie Underwood looked like in 2017 before her nasty fall in the photo gallery below, and tell us what you hope to hear from her forthcoming sixth album!

Carrie Underwood Before 2017 Face Injury

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