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‘Jesus take the wheel’ hit singer hospitalized after ‘hard fall’

Carrie Underwood. Courtesy Photo.

Jesus take the wheel‘ hit singer, Carrie Underwood is recovering after suffering a broken wrist and other injuries, her spokesperson has told press in USA.

The American country singer, songwriter, and actress took a hard fall on steps outside her Nashville home on Friday, two days after she had hosted the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville.

Her husband, former NHL player Mike Fisher, 37, was able to make it back into town that night to be with her when admitted to hospital for non life-threatening injuries including a broken wrist, cuts and abrasions, according to a statement provided by the singer’s spokesperson.

“Her recovery will take some time and she appreciates all prayers and well wishes,” the statement concluded.

The country singer, 34, took to Facebook and Twitter on Sunday to thank fans for their support after news of her accident spread.

“Thanks so much for all the well wishes everybody…I’ll be alright…might just take some time,” she wrote on Facebook. “Glad I’ve got the best hubby in the world…”

Due to her injuries, Underwood was forced to cancel her performance at the Country Rising benefit concert tonight in Nashville, according to the Tennessean.

About Carrie Underwood

She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005. Bolstered by the huge crossover success of the singles “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats”, it became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history and the best-selling country album of the last 14 years. Underwood won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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