Wynonna Judd Shares Mental Health Update After Fans Express Concern Over Her Well-Being

“Well, I’m okay… Checking in,” Judd shared.


Lauren Jo Black

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January 3, 2023


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Wynonna Judd shared a “mental health” check-in on social media after fans showcased concern over her well-being. 

The 58-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer shared a video on social media addressing comments from fans who expressed worry over her health after she was forced to cancel her New Year’s Eve appearance in Nashville over the weekend. 

Wynonna; Photo Courtesy CMA
Wynonna; Photo Courtesy CMA

Judd, who was set to share the stage with Kelsea Ballerini for a special collaboration, abruptly canceled her appearance due to an “extreme bout of vertigo.” 

She said she was “heartbroken” to let her fans down and promised to see them soon when she launches the next leg of The Judds’ Final Tour in February. 

Fans were quick to share get-well messages with Judd via social media, however, some expressed worry for her mental and physical health.  

“Wynonna…please just take care of yourself. You have had one grueling year and then Concert after Concert… I admire your grit and grace in showing up, but Might I suggest you have just been pushing too hard ? Be gentle with your self please,” one Facebook user urged. “Get in your PJ’S rest, sleep, make no commitments until you are truly ready. Your fans will agree , you come first. It’s only you, no one else matters.” 

Another wrote, “I’m worried that her ‘manager’ is pushing her too hard. The term ‘hit it while you’re hot’ was used. I don’t believe that is in her best interest mentally and physically. For God’s sake…she just tragically lost her mother. Seems like her manager is getting a little greedy at the expense of her health. She just doesn’t appear well. I would like to see her take an extended break for her own mental and physical health.” 

Wynonna Judd; Photo Courtesy NBC News, TODAY
Wynonna Judd; Photo Courtesy NBC News, TODAY

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.”

Watch her update:

Wynonna will soon embark on The Judds: The Final Tour 2023. The trek is a celebration of the legacy of The Judds and launched following the death of Naomi Judd in 2022.

The 2023 leg of the tour kicks off on January 26 in Hershey, Pennsylvania and runs through February 25, 2023, in Hollywood, Florida. Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Tanya Tucker will also join her on the tour.

“I am so humbled by every artist that has come to sing with me on this tour,” Wynonna previously shared. ”They’ve all managed to bring something so unique to The Judds music and I can say that no two shows are the same. It has been so life-giving!”

Additional details about the upcoming tour can be found HERE.

The Judds: The Final Tour 2023 Dates

Jan. 26 — Hershey, Pa. @ GIANT Center*

Jan. 28 — Bridgeport, Conn. @ Total Mortgage Arena*

Jan. 29 — Worcester, Mass. @ DCU Center*

Feb. 2 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center^

Feb. 3 — Kansas City, Mo. @ T-Mobile Center^

Feb. 4 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Chaifetz Arena^

Feb. 9 — Omaha, Ne. @ CHI Health Center Omaha#

Feb. 10 — Moline, Ill. @ Vibrant Arena at THE MARK#

Feb. 11 — Dayton, Ohio @ WSU Nutter Center#

Feb. 16 — Greenville S.C. @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena!

Feb. 17 — Fairfax, Va. @ EagleBank Arena!

Feb. 18 — Charleston, W. Va. @ Charleston Coliseum!

Feb. 23 — Savannah, Ga. @ Enmarket Arena~

Feb. 24. — Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena~

Feb. 25 — Hollywood, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood~

* Ashley McBryde

^ Kelsea Ballerini

# Little Big Town

! Tanya Tucker

~ Brandi Carlile

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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.