While his wife Wynonna Judd has been busy performing on Dancing With The Stars, Cactus Moser's been practicing some fancy footwork of his own. The drummer, who lost his left leg in August in a motorcycle accident, is finally walking on his own after months of recuperation.
Moser was fitted with a prosthetic leg last week, and stunned Judd by walking to her unaided over the weekend. "It freaked me out because I've seen him in a wheelchair and using a walker, and he just walked towards me," Judd told People backstage after Monday's DWTS episode. "I was like, 'Wow.' I was so stunned."
Judd added that her fellow DWTS contestant Lisa Vanderpump was one of the first people to walk with her husband, a professional musician who formerly held down the rhythm in her band.
Judd noted that although they have been on an "emotional ride," Moser has remained remarkably positive throughout his ordeal. "It's really irritating, because sometimes I just want to complain or act tired about dancing, and he'll say, 'But you're moving and you're looking so great,'" she said.
The country star, who's paired with Tony Dovolani for this season of DWTS, received the lowest score from the show's judges on Monday. (Read a full recap of the show here.) However, as she tweeted, she's feeling remarkable love and support from fans. "I am humbled & I feel really blessed."
A heartwarming example of her cheering section: Def Leppard's Rick Allen--arguably rock's most famous amputee drummer--was in the audience lending support on Monday.
Moser lost control of his motorcycle on a South Dakota highway last summer, causing him to hit a car going in the opposite direction. His leg was amputated at the scene of the accident, and he also suffered significant injury to his hand. The accident took place just two months after Judd and Moser were married in Tennessee.