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Country music star Carrie Underwood will unveil her face Sunday night after a “gruesome” injury that required 40-50 stitches. And, in her own words, she “might look a bit different.”

Underwood is set to make her first public appearance Sunday when she performs her new single, “Cry Pretty,” at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

The singer posted a letter to fans on her site Tuesday about her recovery from a freak accident late last year, which also left her with a broken wrist and needing physical therapy.

“My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90% there… and the docs say that last 10% will come in time,” the letter said. “And my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while.”

Underwood revealed her fall in a post on New Year’s Day, saying she wanted to spare fans the “gruesome details” but make them aware as to why her appearance may be altered after healing.

In her most recent post, Underwood said something positive has come out of her recovery.