Carrie Underwood Says She Canceled Her U.K. Shows Because She Was Hospitalized for a “Viral Thing”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Last week, Carrie Underwood fans in the U.K. found themselves wishing the singer a speedy recovery after she was “forced” to cancel two performances due to an unspecified “illness.” According to People, Underwood’s record label made the announcement on Facebook, revealing that the singer would no longer be performing at Long Road Festival or Radio 2 Live at Hyde Park over the weekend.” data-reactid=”11″>Last week, Carrie Underwood fans in the U.K. found themselves wishing the singer a speedy recovery after she was “forced” to cancel two performances due to an unspecified “illness.” According to People, Underwood’s record label made the announcement on Facebook, revealing that the singer would no longer be performing at Long Road Festival or Radio 2 Live at Hyde Park over the weekend.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This week, Underwood shed some light on the health condition that led to her last-minute cancellation. "I don’t cancel shows. Like, I will drag myself on the stage and perform if I have the flu, or whatever," she told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “In the U.K., we had to cancel a couple shows. Basically, I got, like, a viral thing, and I woke up, I had vertigo, and I could not stand up, and it was crazy.”” data-reactid=”12″>This week, Underwood shed some light on the health condition that led to her last-minute cancellation. “I don’t cancel shows. Like, I will drag myself on the stage and perform if I have the flu, or whatever,” she told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “In the U.K., we had to cancel a couple shows. Basically, I got, like, a viral thing, and I woke up, I had vertigo, and I could not stand up, and it was crazy.”

“I ended up in a German hospital for three days,” she added. “They were so sweet and so nice. And we were, like, in our rooms, like, trying to learn German and trying to communicate with the people…I learned one phras:. ‘Kein fleisch, bitte’ — ‘No meat, please.’ I don’t eat meat, so they would come in — that’s all I learned. That’s all I got.”

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="By the way, Underwood wasn't exaggerating when she talked about singers performing while battling the flu. In February, fellow singer Pink famously belted out the National Anthem at the Super Bowl with full-fledged flu symptoms after she caught it from her children. “It just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek,” she wrote in an Instagram caption at the time. “As far as the gremlins that got me into this mess, you can cough at me for the rest of your lives. If it’s a contest, babies, you win.”” data-reactid=”16″>By the way, Underwood wasn’t exaggerating when she talked about singers performing while battling the flu. In February, fellow singer Pink famously belted out the National Anthem at the Super Bowl with full-fledged flu symptoms after she caught it from her children. “It just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek,” she wrote in an Instagram caption at the time. “As far as the gremlins that got me into this mess, you can cough at me for the rest of your lives. If it’s a contest, babies, you win.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Previously, Underwood revealed that she had seriously injured herself in a fall last November, requiring 40 to 50 facial stitches and metal screws in her broken wrist as part of the recovery process. “I honestly don’t know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful. I am grateful that it wasn’t much, much worse,” she wrote in a blog post at the time. “And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way…It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life.”” data-reactid=”17″>Previously, Underwood revealed that she had seriously injured herself in a fall last November, requiring 40 to 50 facial stitches and metal screws in her broken wrist as part of the recovery process. “I honestly don’t know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful. I am grateful that it wasn’t much, much worse,” she wrote in a blog post at the time. “And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way…It’s crazy how a freak random accident can change your life.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="After spending several months in recovery, Underwood returned to the stage in April with a triumphant performance of her new song “Cry Pretty” at the Academy of Country Music Awards, receiving a long standing ovation and later winning Vocal Event of the Year with Keith Urban.” data-reactid=”18″>After spending several months in recovery, Underwood returned to the stage in April with a triumphant performance of her new song “Cry Pretty” at the Academy of Country Music Awards, receiving a long standing ovation and later winning Vocal Event of the Year with Keith Urban.

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