A photo of country singer Carrie Underwood surfaced after the star revealed she had to get 40 stitches in her face.
Underwood revealed on Jan. 1 that due to a serious fall at her home in November 2017, she had to have between 40 and 50 stitches in her face, according to Page Six. She also broke her wrist in the fall.
"I am determined to make 2018 amazing and I want to share things with you along the way," Underwood wrote in her fan club blog. "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."
As it turns out, Underwood had already been in front of the camera following her fall, but fans were not aware.
According to Us Weekly, Adrienne Gang of the reality show "Below Deck" ran into Underwood at the gym in mid-December. She shared a photo to her Twitter page of the pair together, unaware Underwood had been injured in a fall.
"I had no idea she got hurt prior to meeting her," Gang told Us Weekly. "She had a wrist brace on, but I didn't think much of it until I saw the headlines after I posted our picture together. She looked great and seemed to be in great spirits."
Gang uploaded the photo of her with Underwood on Dec. 12, with the caption, "Just worked out next to [Carrie Underwood] NBD... she is adorable and so gracious... LOVE HER! #BelowDeck"
Gang said following her encounter with Underwood, "I didn't notice anything amiss on her face. Simply, she looked lovely. She was extremely friendly and gracious."
Underwood has kept a low profile on social media since her fall. In the fan club newsletter in which she revealed her injury, she wrote, "It's crazy how a freak random accident can change your life."
"In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well," she added in the newsletter. "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 Fisher] that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in."
Following the fall, Underwood canceled a scheduled performance at a benefit show in Nashville and stayed at home with her husband, reports ET. She said that after seven weeks she was healing, but "not quite looking the same."
"I honestly don’t know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful," she added. "I am grateful that it wasn’t much, much worse. And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way."