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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:00 am

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Singer recovering from spill

Associated Press

Country music star Carrie Underwood is recuperating from injuries sustained in a fall on steps outside her home.

In a statement Sunday on Twitter, Underwood thanked her fans for messages of support following her fall Friday night.

The Tennessean reports Underwood was treated and released from a hospital for a broken wrist, cuts and abrasions. Her husband, retired NHL hockey star Mike Fisher, traveled to Nashville to be with her.

Underwood wrote: “I'll be alright ... might just take some time ... glad I've got the best hubby in the world to take care of me.”

A statement from an Underwood spokesperson says she will miss a benefit concert Sunday in Nashville for victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting and hurricanes in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Penn-ing a novel

Sean Penn is writing a novel about a “divorced, disillusioned man.” And, yes, he did once release an audiobook under the pseudonym “Pappy Pariah.”

Atria Books told The Associated Press on Monday that Penn's “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” will come out March 27. The novel builds upon an audiobook from 2016, narrated by one Pappy Pariah and promoted by the usually press-shy actor. During an appearance last fall at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Penn acknowledged a close bond with Pariah, while also referring to him as a sociopath.

“It was soon after I finished narrating the short audio of 'Bob Honey' that I began to feel I had only scratched the surface of this story I wanted to tell,” Penn said in a statement Monday. “Expanding that original idea into a fully realized novel has been an exciting challenge.”

The Oscar-winning actor had told the audience at the Los Angeles museum that he met Pariah at a Key West, Florida, bar in 1979. He said his old acquaintance had gotten back in touch with him and sent a manuscript.

Tour set

Taylor Swift is going to bring her new album to life when she hits the road next year.

The pop star announced the first of dates for her “reputation Stadium Tour” on Monday. It kicks off May 8 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Tickets for general public go on sale Dec. 13.

Swift announced 27 shows stretching through October, with stops in Indianapolis, Columbus, Ohio, Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit.

Swift released her sixth album, “reputation,” last week.

Happy birthday

Among today's celebrity birthdays: Writer P.J. O'Rourke is 70. Singer Stephen Bishop is 66. Pianist Yanni is 63. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 56. Actress Laura San Giacomo is 56. Rapper Rev Run is 53. Actor Patrick Warburton is 53. Actor Josh Duhamel is 45. Drummer Travis Barker is 42. Actor Brian Dietzen is 40. Comedian Vanessa Bayer is 36. Actor Cory Michael Smith is 31.