Country music legend Wynonna Judd's latest appearance at the CMA Awards 2023 has sparked a wave of concern among fans and spectators. The 59-year-old singer, renowned for her powerful voice and dynamic stage presence, delivered what some audience members described as a "bizarre" performance, raising questions about her wellbeing.
Judd, who tragically lost her mother and singing partner, Naomi Judd, to suicide in April of last year, teamed up with rising country star Jelly Roll to kick off the show, broadcasted on ABC. They performed Jelly Roll’s hit, "Need a Favor," but it was Judd's seemingly unsteady demeanor that caught the audience's attention more than the music.
Social media platforms buzzed with worried commentary from fans. One viewer expressed their concern on Twitter, asking, "Am I the only one concerned for @Wynonna?" This sentiment was echoed by another fan who remarked, "Something is wrong with her.
Hope she is ok!!" The performance left many speculating, with a third fan noting, "She barely moved once she got a death grip on him." The conversation escalated with comments such as, "Wynonna Judd is holding on to Jelly Roll for dear life #CMAawards." The Post reached out to Judd's representatives for an official comment but has yet to receive a response.
This incident recalls a moment last year when Judd had to withdraw from the "New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash" due to an "extreme bout of vertigo." Fans online couldn't help but wonder if the beloved 'Burnin’ Love' singer was facing a similar challenge during Wednesday night's performance.
"Wondering if she’s having another severe bout of vertigo. Looking down, holding on for dear life, and barely moving…makes sense," a fan speculated. Amidst these concerns, other fans pointed to Judd's mental health, remembering her struggles around last New Year's Eve.
Judd had later addressed these worries through an Instagram video, reassuring her followers, "Well, I’m okay. I am working so hard on my mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. And I have a really great team. I’m really blessed and I’m broken and I’m working really hard on self-care, which is not selfish, it’s sacred."
As fans continue to express their support and concern, the spotlight is not just on Wynonna Judd's musical legacy, but also on the importance of health and wellbeing in the demanding world of show business.