Former NHL star Mike Fisher shocked the entire hockey world when he decided to walk away from the game following the Nashville Predators’ run to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. After all, while Fisher was 37 years old at the time of his announcement, he had just captained his team to within two wins of a Stanley Cup championship and the Preds looked poised to become a perennial Stanley Cup contender.
Well in an interview with CBS News Fisher’s wife, pop superstar Carrie Underwood revealed the real reason behind Fisher’s decision. The couple suffered through three tragic miscarriages between 2017 and 2018. Now… we’re not reporting that these tragedies caused Fisher to retire from the NHL, but we also can’t imagine being the face of a Stanley Cup contender, going through all the pressures of being a professional athlete and keeping things together all while going through such traumatic experiences. For what it’s worth, Underwood is currently pregnant and all indications are that her and her unborn child are healthy. Fisher, of course, also returned to the NHL for a brief run with the Preds late last season, but he’s now retired for good. The Nashville power couple also have one son, Isaiah born in 2015.
Check out some of these heart wrenching quotes from Underwood in her one on one interview with CBS:
“I’d kind of planned that 2017 was, you know, going to be the year that I work on new music, and I have a baby. We got pregnant early 2017, and didn’t work out.”
“Yeah. It happens. And that was the thing, 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.’ And got pregnant again in the spring, and it didn’t work out.
“Got pregnant again, early 2018. Didn’t work out. So, at that point, it was just kind of like, ‘Okay, like, what’s the deal? What is all of this?’
“And throughout the whole process, you know, I’m writing and, like, literally right after finding out that I would lose a baby, I’d have a writing session, I’d be like, ‘Let’s go. You know, I can’t just sit around thinking about this. Like, I wanna work, I wanna do this.’
“’Cause I would literally have these horrible things going on in my life, and then have to go smile and, like, do some interviews or, like, do a photo shoot or something, you know? So it was just kind of, like, therapeutic, I guess.”