Wynonna Judd Responds to Fan Concerns Following Unsteady CMA Performance with Jelly Roll: ‘I Could Cry Right Now’

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

Country artist Wynonna Judd addressed her fans directly regarding an incident that occurred at the recent Country Music Association Awards. The 59-year-old singer came into the spotlight after her collaborative performance with fellow country artist Jelly Roll. During their rendition of Jelly Roll’s popular song “Need a Favor,” Judd seemed to hold onto his arm and appeared somewhat unsteady on her feet. Concerns were raised on social media, with some speculating that the “Give a Little Love” singer might be dealing with vertigo, a condition she has previously discussed. Judd took to Instagram to share a video clarifying the situation and providing an explanation./

“Alright, despite the common advice to avoid reading comments, I couldn’t resist and went through them,” shared the country artist in a video she uploaded on Thursday. “I want to be honest with you all – I was incredibly nervous. When I got on stage and saw Jelly Roll, my main goal was to deliver a performance that would truly do justice for him.”

She expressed that her nervousness was nearly overwhelming to the point of tears. “I could almost cry at this moment, but I won’t, because I’m such an admirer of his. When he asked me to sing, I immediately agreed,” Judd elaborated.

The singer clarified the reason behind her seemingly tight embrace with Jelly Roll, stating, “Once I got out there, the nerves took over, and I just held on tightly, for dear life. That’s the plain truth.”

Concluding her statement, Judd mentioned her upcoming stop on the Back to Wy tour and assured everyone that despite the nerves, she was doing well.

“Tomorrow night, I’ll be on stage with the people I hold closest to my heart, and alongside you, the fans whom I cherish the most,” she assured. “Everything is in good order.”

Initially, Judd stated that the tour was intended to serve as a form of “healing” following the devastating loss of her mother, Naomi, in April 2022.

“In August, as reported by The Daily Wire, she reflected, ‘As I sit and listen to these two records, I’m flooded with the memories that surrounded that time in my life. The fans held me up and supported me through a season of change in 1992, and I now see ‘herstory’ repeating itself. This music healed me then and is healing me now. The circle of life continues…'”