It's been a tough couple of days for Wynonna Judd, whose husband of just two months, musician Michael Scott "Cactus" Moser, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident this past weekend, resulting in amputation of his left leg. Judd was forced to put her current tour on hold in order to be by her husband's side.
"Moser's left leg was severed at the scene of the accident and doctors in Rapid City, SD amputated the leg above the knee. He has also undergone surgery to his hand," read a statement on Wynonna's official website. "Judd and Moser appreciate all of the quick medical and police responders as well as the hospital staff and well-wishes from family, friends and fans."
Moser was reportedly taking a ride on his Harley-Davidson near Hill City, South Dakota, Saturday when he drifted across the center line of the highway and hit a car going in the opposite direction. He was airlifted to a local hospital where he was reported sustaining significant but not life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the car he hit declined medical treatment at the scene, according to local police. Judd herself was riding on a separate bike ahead of the accident. She canceled that night's show at South Dakota's Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Casino, and has postponed next week's dates in Canada.
"The outpouring of prayer and support from friends, family and fans has been a blessing to both Cactus and I," Judd said in a statement on Sunday. "Cactus is a champion. I love him deeply and I will not leave his side."
Local police report that Moser will be cited for driving on the wrong side of the road and not having a license to operate a motorcycle.
Judd has had a long history of tumultuous issues in her personal life. She filed for divorce from her second husband after he was arrested for sexual assault of a minor in 2007. In 2010 she herself was involved in a a head-on collision in Salt Lake City, which she claimed was a "miracle" that she survived. In June, she married Moser, without her mother Naomi or sister Ashley present to witness the ceremony.