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Carrie Underwood Gives Health Update & Talks New Single in Open Letter to Fans: 'I Feel More Like Myself'

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Carrie Underwood poses for a portrait at Music City Convention Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn.

Good news has arrived for Carrie Underwood fans. The country star shared an open letter on her fan club website Tuesday (Apr. 10) bearing a few announcements, including a new single, "Cry Pretty," scheduled to drop Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). 

Underwood's return comes long-awaited after she took a tumble outside her home last November, leaving her in need of surgery for a broken wrist as well as over 40 stitches in her face. Although she warned fans she "might look a bit different" and stayed relatively clear of the public eye for a while following the accident, her letter hints that things are going better than she imagined.

"Physically, I'm doing pretty darn good these days!" Underwood wrote. "My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90% there…and the docs say that last 10% will come in time. And my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while."

Along with the "silver lining" opportunity to spend quality time with husband Mike Fisher and son Isaiah, Underwood said she's also had ample time for singing, collaborating with producers and of course, writing her sixth studio album. "The Champion" singer sounds especially excited to share first single "Cry Pretty" with patient fans.

"The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back," Underwood wrote. "It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life. It’s emotional. It’s real. And it ROCKS!"

Underwood mentioned her next tour in still in the works, but her comeback performance will take place at this Sunday's ACM Awards, where viewers can hear her new single live for the first time.