Lauren Alaina's new year didn't begin the way she was hoping. The singer was badly burned when boiling water was spilled all over her arm on Thursday (Jan. 1).

Alaina tells Taste of Country she and her boyfriend were cooking together. "(He) was boiling noodles and went to dump out the water at the same time that I was turning on the faucet," she explained.

For 13 hours she kept the arm in an ice bucket before the pain began to subside.

It's not clear if the burn left any lasting marks, but it's unlikely to slow her down. You can find the 'Barefoot and Buckwild' singer playing the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday (Jan. 3) night.

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