On Sept. 16, country music superstar Carrie Underwood spoke to Tracy Smith on CBS This Morning about her and her husband's (former hockey player Mike Fisher) difficulties having a second child. For the first time, she bravely revealed that she suffered from three miscarriages in two years.
Underwood was immediately overcome with emotion as she said that she planned on getting pregnant with a little brother or sister for her son Isaiah in early 2017 while working on new music. She did become pregnant, but it ended early. "It happens," she said in the interview. "In the beginning, it was like, 'Okay, God, we know this is, just wasn't Your timing. And that is all right. We will bounce back and figure our way through it.'"
But after two more rapid miscarriages, Underwood was mentally exhausted from the frustration, pain and confusion. And she still had to smile through the anguish while in the public eye, sparking the title track to her newly released record, Cry Pretty. Underwood also continued to go into the studio for writing sessions right after finding out the terrible news in order to channel her feelings.
One night, she emotionally cried out after worrying that she had another miscarriage. "I was like, 'Why on Earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can't have a kid? Like, what is this? Shut the door. Like, do something. Either shut the door or let me have a kid,'" she said. "And for the first time, I feel like I actually I told God how I felt," she continues. "And I feel, like, we're supposed to do that..." The same week, Underwood found out her pregnancy was going well.
Through it all, Underwood tried to juggle keeping everything in perspective while still staying true to her feelings. "I have this amazing life. Like, really, what can I complain about? I can't," she said. "I have an incredible husband, incredible friends, an incredible job, an incredible kid. Can I be mad?"
See Underwood speaking to the complexity of emotions behind her miscarriages on Sunday morning CBS News here. The segment also includes a brief overview of her rise to fame from a small town girl to the American Idol stage and taking home major awards. She also briefly discusses her fall outside of her Nashville home in Nov. 2017 that led to receiving 20 - 50 stitches in her face but was not related to the miscarriages.
Underwood's new album, Cry Pretty, is out now. The Cry Pretty Tour will begin May 1, 2019.