Why Isn’t Carrie Underwood Performing At Country Rising Tonight? The Reason Revealed
Wait a minute – wasn’t Carrie Underwood supposed to perform at the Country Rising benefit concert? The ‘Church Bells’ singer had to pull out of the show at the last minute – but she has a good reason why!
Considering the Country Rising benefit concert was supposed to raise money to help the victims of the 2017 hurricanes – as well as those affected by the horrible Las Vegas shooting – it would take something pretty severe to make Carrie Underwood, 34, miss it. Sadly, she had to cancel her appearance at the Nov. 12 event. Why? She broke her wrist! Carrie fell on the steps outside her home on Friday night (Nov. 10) according to Rolling Stone. She was treated at a local hospital, and while she’s going to be okay, she had no choice but to cancel her appearance at the benefit show.
“Thanks so much for all the well wishes everybody,” Carrie tweeted on Nov. 12 (presumably, with her good hand). “I’ll be alright…might just take some time…glad I’ve got the best hubby in the world to take care of me.” Her husband, former NHL star Mike Fisher, was actually out of town at the time of the accident. However, when he heard that his love was injured, he rushed to be by her side.
Carrie has a few weeks to rest and heal up from this nasty accident. Her next scheduled date is a doubleheader at the Grand Ole Opry on Dec. 9. Hopefully, her wrist will be strong enough (and the pain will be gone) by then. It would be a bummer if she were to miss any more shows.
Though Carrie’s not going to be there, the Country Rising benefit concert is going to be jammed-packed with music superstars. Other country royalty such as Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and George Strait also performed at the Bridgestone Arena to raise money for hurricane recovery and Las Vegas relief efforts.
The show benefits The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was established “to support charitable initiatives to help victims of the September 2017 hurricanes — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria,” according to an official release. “In the course of rebuilding lives disrupted by these devastating storms, there are immediate needs and there also will be long-term needs. This fund will strategically support both as they emerge.” So amazing!