Wynonna Opens Up About The Pain She Feels Over Naomi Judd’s Death, “I Feel So Helpless”
It’s been one month (April 30) since country legend Naomi Judd died of suicide at her Nashville area home. Over the weekend her daughter and former Judds partner, Wynonna, took to social media to give an update on how she is coping after her mother’s death.
In a post shared to social media, Wynonna got real about her frame of mind and grieving process, saying that as she sat down to write a note to fans she struggled to know what to write. But, the words of her life coach came to mind and she decided to shared what she knows.
“WHAT DO I KNOW?? I DO know, that the pain of losing Mom on 4/30 to suicide is so great, that I often feel like I’m not ever going to be able to fully accept and surrender to the truth that she left the way she did. This cannot be how The Judds story ends,” Wynonna wrote and added that she plans to break the “cycle of addiction and family dysfunction” by working on herself and her own healing.
“I DO know, that I feel so helpless—right now especially,” the 58-year-old added. “I DO know, that as corny as it sounds, ‘Love Can Build A Bridge.’ I find myself humming the song that Mom wrote for the fans, to myself here on the farm at night.”
Wynonna closed by saying that she will continue to fight for “my faith, for my SELF, for my family, and I WILL continue to show up & sing” before thanking fans for their love and support.
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The update from Wynonna comes two weeks after she appeared at a public memorial service for Naomi Judd was held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Wynonna was joined on stage by her sister Ashley and her step-father Larry Strickland where they spoke out about Naomi’s death for the first time.
“This isn’t easy. I don’t know why we’re doing this in public. It sucks,” Wynonna said onstage. “But we’re doing it, aren’t we? We’re showing the world what a dysfunctional family does. We show up for each other.”
The singer followed by announcing that she planned to follow through with the tour that she and her mother were scheduled to kick off together this fall. It was revealed in the days following that Wynonna had enlisted the help of some of country music’s biggest stars for The Judds: The Final Tour, including Trisha Yearwood, Ashley McBryde, Faith Hill and Little Big Town.
The Judds: The Final Tour will serve as a tribute tour for Naomi Judd and the musical legacy she and Wynonna built together as one of the most successful all-female acts in country music history.