Wynonna Judd ‘feels so helpless’ a month after mum Naomi’s death


It’s been a month since the country superstar Naomi Judd committed suicide at 76 – and Wynonna Judd opens up how her grief hits her.

On Sunday, Wynonna, who performed and sang with her mother as part of the Judds duo for nearly 40 years, shared an Instagram post updating fans on how she is doing following the loss of her mother.

“Recording. There’s so much going on in the world right now,” she began. “So before I sat down to write this, I thought, ‘No…I just don’t know what to say. Then I heard the words of my life coach asking me, ‘What do you know?’ And I started crying.

“WHAT DO I KNOW?? “, she continued. “I know the pain of losing Mom on 4/30 to suicide is so great that I often feel like I will never be able to fully accept and surrender to the truth that she left as she left. fact. This can’t be the end of The Judds story.”

Judd went on to detail her commitment to breaking “the cycle of addiction and dysfunction” which she says contributed to her mother’s death. “I know to be a healthier grandparent to my first grandchild Kaliyah, {born 4/13, 2 weeks and 2 days before mom left}, to break the cycle of addiction and dysfunction family I must continue to show up {first} and do the personal healing work,” she wrote. “I know this is a program of simple steps, and those steps are not always easy to follow. Therefore, I am committed to continuing to do the ‘next right thing’ and planning weekly appointments so that I continue with the continuous work, even when I have good days.

“I know I feel so helpless, especially right now,” she admitted. “I know that, corny as it sounds, ‘Love can build a bridge.’ I find myself humming the song mom wrote for the fans, for me here on the farm at night I truly know that I’m not able to grieve on my own, and it’s okay to reach out for I will continue to fight for my faith, for myself, for my family, and I will continue to show up and sing.

Judd ended his post by thanking his fans for their support during this difficult time and reminding people to connect with the ones they love. “Thank you all for your love and support. Let’s come back more often,” she concluded.

Last month, the Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame only a day after Naomi’s death. His daughters, Ashley and Wynonna, were on hand to accept the award. “I’m sorry she couldn’t hold on until today,” Ashley shared in tears as the sisters accepted the induction, according to the Associated Press.

“Though my heart is broken, I will continue to sing,” Wynonna added.

On May 15, Ashley, Wynonna and a litany of special guests and other artists paid tribute to Naomi in a public memorial concert aired on CMT, titled “Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration”.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or call on suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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