Carrie Underwood insists she did not have plastic surgery after falling and injuring her face in 2017, but in a new interview, the singer admits that she wishes she had.

Underwood received 40-50 stitches in her face after she suffered a fall at her home in Nashville last November. The superstar also broke her wrist in the fall, but it was her face that received the most attention. Underwood did not show her face in public or on social media for months after her fall, prompting rampant speculation from fans and even talk show host Wendy Williams that her fall was a cover story after getting plastic surgery.

"I'm on some magazine every other week for something crazy. It's a little sad, because the truth is just as interesting," Underwood tells Redbook in an interview for their September issue. "I wish I'd gotten some awesome plastic surgery to make this [scar] look better. But I try not to worry too much about it. My mom will be like, 'Did you see they are saying this about you?' And I'll be like, 'Mama, I don't care. I'm just trying to raise my son and live my life.'"

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The 35-year-old returned to the spotlight with a show-stopping performance of her new single, "Cry Pretty," at the 2018 ACM Awards in April, and though many fans have noted that her face doesn't look all that different than it ever did, Underwood confesses she still has insecurities about it.

"Any time someone gets injured, it looks pretty bad in the beginning, and you're like, 'What is this going to wind up like?' You just don't know," she observes. "It was also a perception thing, because I look at myself [now] and I see it quite a bit, but other people are like, 'I wouldn't have even noticed.' Nobody else looks at you as much as you think they do. Nobody notices as much as you think they will, so that's been nice to learn."

Underwood says there's a lesson about self-confidence in her experience that could be useful to any young woman.

"The first thing I would tell them is that we're all insecure; that's just called being human," she states. "I feel like the most important thing to realize is that even people who seem to be super confident have insecurities that they are dealing with. Honestly, you just do the best you can. Don't worry about things you can't change."

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