Wynonna Judd took to Instagram on Sunday to give fans an update on how she is coping a month after the tragic death by suicide of her mother Naomi Judd at 76.
“Recording,” the 57-year-old Ashland, Kentucky native said in the caption to the social media post. “There is so much going on in the world right now. 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.
The No One Else on Earth artist continued: ‘WHAT DO I KNOW?? 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 the way she did. . This cannot be the end of The Judds story.
The latest: Wynonna Judd, 57, took to Instagram on Sunday to update fans on how she is coping a month after the tragic death by suicide of her mother Naomi Judd at 76. She was pictured during a tribute to her late mother in Nashville May 15
Wynonna said that amid the tragic times, and with a focus on being “a healthier grandparent” to her grandson Kaliyah, she knows she “needs to continue to present” and to do personal healing work “in an effort” to break the cycle of addiction and family dysfunction.
Wynonna added, “I know this is a simple step program, and sometimes those steps aren’t easy to follow. Therefore, I made a commitment to keep doing the “next good thing” and to schedule weekly appointments to continue the work at hand, even when I have good days.
Wynonna said she felt “so helpless – right now especially” and cited the Judds’ 1990 hit song Love Can Build A Bridge, which her late mother wrote.
“I know, as corny as it sounds, Love Can Build A Bridge,” she said. “I find myself humming the song that mom wrote for the fans, here on the farm at night.”
Wynonna updated fans on how she is healing following Naomi’s tragic death at 76 a month ago. The two were pictured at the CMT Awards on April 11
Wynonna took the stage during the tribute to her late mother earlier this month
Wynonna said she was aware of her support system amid the difficult times following the family tragedy and was dedicated to performing.
“I really know that I’m not able to grieve on my own and that I can ask for help,” she said. “I will continue to fight for my faith, for myself, for my family, and I will continue to show up and sing.”
Wynonna concluded the moving message by saying, “Thank you all for your love and support. Let’s check more often.
The update came less than a month after Wynonna and her sister Ashley Judd, 54, announced Naomi’s passing in a statement on social media.
Ashley and Wynonna Judd fought back tears at the Country Music Hall of Fame ceremony in Nashville on May 1
Wynonna and Ashley released a statement on April 30 announcing the family tragedy
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy,” the sisters said. “We lost our mother-in-law to mental illness. We are broken. We navigate deep mourning and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her audience. We are in uncharted territory.
The day after Naomi’s death, the Judds were indicted at the Country Music Hall of Fame at the CMA Theater in Nashville, where Wynonna pledged to continue performing, telling the audience: “Although my heart is broken, I will continue to sing, because that is what We do.’
Ashley told the tearful crowd, “I’m sorry she couldn’t hold on until today.”
Wynonna will be touring this fall on The Judds: The Final Tour, which she was originally scheduled to do with her mother. A number of country music artists, such as Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Brandi Carlile, Little Big Town, Martina McBride and Ashley McBryde, will accompany Wynonna on select nights on the tour.
“I am honored, once again, by the loyalty of the fans who have been with us for over 38 years, who continue to show up for me when I need them most,” Wynonna said in a statement on the 19th. may.