Wynonna Judd has revealed details of the motorcycle accident which cost Michael Moser, her husband of only two months, his leg.
Judd, 49, explained in graphic detail to Nancy Dell of ET, that she saw his leg shatter and “go all over the road.”
[It was] the best day…70 degrees, beautiful sky, we have a gig that night…loving each other and a Harley ride with friends and just this beautiful open space in South Dakota. Roads for miles. Wind in the hair, he’s ten feet in front of me and it went from that to, the sound like a tornado that you never forget.
I will never forget that smell nor that sound coming from two vehicles colliding, and me going on past him thinking, ‘Is he alive or dead? I have no idea. I dropped my bike and I run back and he’s just lying there. I hear nothing.
And then I heard the most beautiful sound on earth and that is him [breathing.] And I got on my belly and looked right in his eyes ’cause I knew if he closed his eyes that he would bleed out and that was it. I was 10 feet behind him when the accident happened and I saw the leg shatter and go all over the road.”
Since the accident, It has not been easy for Moser to adjust to his new situation. Wynonna Judd continued to describe their life:
You just feel so helpless. All you can do is hold [his] hand or tell [him] a story or just be there. I became his nurse, my glasses at the end of my nose, pushing saline up into the gaping wounds and wrapping them.
I became a nurse like my mother. I went from wearing the cute newlywed clothes to wearing cotton that had crap all over it, hair in a ponytail, and rolling up my sleeves for the man I love.
The bottom line is it makes [you] or breaks you. You realize that you’re bonded in a life. When I said I do, I never dreamed I would go through as much as I did as soon as I did.
As you can see from Winonna’s words, the tragedy had the unexpected effect of giving the couple a greater feeling of togetherness than before..
It made us so strong that I dare anyone to try and come between us. We are almost bulletproof at this point. If it ever does fall apart, it’s because the two of us are not communicating.
Nobody has come between us, not even our children. When they say ‘your better half’ I would say I was [his] ‘other half.’ I would literally stand in the shower and be [his] left side.
For better or for worse; I was thinking for better or for worse like when were eighty [years old]. I didn’t expect it to be two months into our marriage.”
In fact, this is Wynonna Judd’s third marriage. Her first husband was Arch Kelley III. Wynonna actually married him in 1996, 2 years after the birth of their son, Elijah. She was four months pregnant at the time with their daughter, Grace Pauline. They divorced in 1998.
Wynonna’s second husband was her former bodyguard, D. R. Roach, whom she married in 2003 in Tennessee. On March 22, 2007, Roach was arrested for sexual assault of a child under the age of 13; Judd filed for divorce five days later.
Fame is no guarantee of a happy or easy life. Unfortunately, Wynonna Judd has shown that only too clearly.