Wynonna Judd Admits She’s Incredibly Angry About Her Mom’s Suicide


Wynonna Judd is a country singer who admitted she is still incredibly angry that her mother Naomi Judd took her own life.

Judd, aged 58, appeared on “CBS Sunday Morning” to speak with Lee Cowan, correspondent, about her loss and how she plans to go back on tour on her own.

Judd said that she received the call and went over to see Judd. She also explained that she was still angry and not certain if the feeling would ever go away.

“I closed my eyes and kissed her forehead. That was it. The next thing you know, I’m here on the side porch and I’m trying to figure out what’s next,” she explained, noting later that she still felt her mother’s spirit with her. I feel her pushing me. Sometimes, I even laugh. Sometimes, I laugh. Is it because you aren’t here to argue? ‘”

Judd continued by saying that she had always tried her best to honor Naomi — and that Naomi knew that.


“I honored her as much as I could for as long as I could,” she said. “I’ll never forget it, she took my hand and she said, ‘My life is better because of you.’”

Cowan questioned Judd about her touring plans and whether it was therapy.


He inquired, “Is going on tour therapy in any way?”

“Look at my face and can you tell what the answer is?” Judd asked. “I have no idea. I swear to God, I don’t know if this time it’s therapy. I think it’s important to do it if that makes sense. I feel like I have my marching orders and I know what they are and I’m going to show up. I don’t know if it’s going to be therapy, I’ll tell you in November. I will literally tell you in November, ‘That was the most amazing experience of my life,’ or ‘That was a s***show.’”

“As I walk out on stage that first night, I’ll probably say something like, ‘It’s not supposed to be like this,’ because it’s not, right? It’s supposed to be the two of us. And I’m gonna be angry because she’s not there,” she added.

Judd also spoke extensively about her mother’s mental illness and the questions she still needs to answer about whether or not she should have noticed that her mother was struggling more than usual.


“I did not know that she was at the place she was at when she ended it, because she had had episodes before and she got better. And that’s what I live in, is like, ‘Was there anything I should have looked for or should I have known?’ I didn’t,” she said.

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