Country star and newlywed Wynonna Judd announced via her website that her current tour, which was temporarily postponed following her husband’s motorcycle crash and recent surgeries, will resume on Aug. 30.
Former Highway 101 member and drummer Cactus Moser, who wed Wynonna in June, lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident earlier this month when he and his wife went for a ride on separate cycles before her concert in Deadwood, S.D. Following his collision with a car, Moser underwent emergency surgery wherein his leg, which was nearly severed on the scene, was amputated. He also underwent surgery on one of his hands.
“We continue to feel loved and supported by the outpouring of messages from people around the world,” Wynonna shared in an Aug. 28 statement. “Cactus continues to improve every day as he begins his road to rehabilitation. We are looking forward to the day when we will be back together on stage again, and I believe we will be stronger than ever.
“Until then,” she continued, “I will be out on the road with the rest of the band while I wait lovingly and patiently for my husband to return to The Big Noise (band lineup).”
Immediately following Moser’s accident, Wynonna canceled show dates to be by her husband’s side and thanked music fans, friends and family for their prayers and emergency personnel for their rapid response and medical care.
“We have received hundreds of inquiries from people wanting to show support to Cactus in some way,” Wynonna added in her latest update. “In lieu of flowers, gifts and cards, Cactus is asking for family, friends and fans to make a donation in his name to Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to helping military personnel who have returned home with serious disabilities.”
Those who would like to donate in honor of Moser may do so online by accessing the organization’s official website via this link.
“Cactus will be notified of every dollar donated in his name,” Wynonna confirmed, “and you can even include a message to him, along with your donation.”
The current Wynonna and The Big Noise tour will resume Thursday night, Aug. 30, at the Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestwon, Mich. Moreover, the Grammy-winning songstress has, as promised, rescheduled a string of shows that were originally scheduled for the week following the accident.
For more information, please access www.wynonna.com.
- Video view: To see Wynonna perform a moving rendition of “I Can Only Imagine,” please access the music clip embedded on the left side of this post.