WATCH: Wynonna Judd Suddenly Stops Ohio Concert, Crew Member Rushes To Help As She Nearly Faints

“Hang on! I’m just really dizzy. This has never happened before,” she told the audience.

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 12, 2023

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Wynonna Judd, 58, nearly fainted on stage during a concert at the WSU Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday (Feb. 11).

In the midst of her headlining performance on The Judds’ Final Tour, the country superstar stopped the show as she suddenly became dizzy and needed a moment to let the dizzy spell pass.

“Hang on a second… I am really dizzy,” Wynonna told the audience before asking for assistance from a crew member.

”Can somebody come up here please,” she asked before explaining, “I’m really dehydrated and I’m having a hard time so wait a second.”

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Someone from her team rushed to her side as she went on to tell the audience, “Hang on! I’m just really dizzy. This has never happened before, so, of course, it would happen in Ohio.” 

As she attempted to plot her next move, Wynonna told her band, “Let’s go into ‘Grandpa,’ no, no, no.” 

She changed her mind and went on to sing The Judds’ “Mama He’s Crazy,” before halting her performance.

“You know what? If I faint, just take a lot of pictures, okay?,” she joked. 

The crowd then serenaded Wynonna as she stopped singing and held onto her microphone.

As she tried to power through the unexpected dizzy spell, a crew member brought her a stool to take a seat. She first said, “screw the stool” and later promised, “I’m going down big.” 

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Finally, she gave in and sat down as she acknowledged, “It’s okay to reach out for help,” before performing “Grandpa” while seated on the stool.

During “Grandpa,” Wynonna stopped singing the chorus as fans took over. 

“What would I do without you? I’d have to get a real job,” she said to the crowd. 

A fan told her to get a Coke [Coca-Cola] and she replied, “I don’t need a coke, I need a day off” as Little Big Town and Martina McBride joined her on stage. 

“I just have to take it easy right now and that’s okay. I’m a perfectionist and I can’t do it unless it’s right,” she added.

The members of Little Big Town comforted her before they all performed “Why Not Me” together.  

Judd was then escorted off the stage by McBride and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town. 

This isn’t the first time Wynonna Judd has experienced a bout of dizziness in recent weeks. On New Year’s Eve, she was forced to cancel her New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash performance with Kelsea Ballerini due to an extreme bout of vertigo.

Wynonna; Photo Courtesy CMA
Wynonna; Photo Courtesy CMA

Fans flocked to social media to share their concern over her well-being.

After seeing the comments from concerned fans, Wynonna Judd decided to address fans via video to let them know she is okay.

“Well I’m okay… Checking in. I have heard some of the comments and the first thought I had was opinions and butt holes and then I realized people are genuinely concerned,” Wynonna began.

She went on to share an honest update about her well-being.

“So, I want to respond to that piece. I am working so hard on my mental, physical and spiritual well-being. I have a great team and I’m really blessed and I’m broken and I’m working really hard at self-care, which is not selfish. It’s sacred,” she said. “So, just know that, yeah, I’m me. I work really hard. We call it Wynonna incorporated because I incorporate a lot into my life. I have a very full schedule, but I also have time off to be on the farm and to walk in the woods and to take the dogs. Tonight is Mexican night, we’re playing games and it’s family. So, I’m okay and last thing I’m going to say is you can’t keep a good woman down for too long.”

Wynonna Judd’s next scheduled tour date is set for February 16 in Greenville, South Carolina. The tour will run through February 25, 2023 when it will wrap up in Hollywood, Florida.  

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.