'My heart is broken': Wynonna Judd speaks about mother Naomi's passing at induction ceremony
The mother-daughter duo's Country Music Hall of Fame speech revealed how Naomi Judd's last moments- were spent
As Grammy-winning duo The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday evening, Wynonna Judd addressed the passing of her mother Naomi just one day earlier.
Following brief remarks from her younger sister Ashley, Wynonna spoke for roughly four minutes.
"It's a strange dynamic to be this broken and this blessed...But though my heart is broken, I will continue to sing," she said.
Wynonna said Naomi Judd, 76, passed away at 2:20 PM, and that she kissed her mother "on the forehead and walked away." She also stated that the last act she, Ashley and unnamed other family members did together was praying the Bible's 23rd Psalm. The crowd in attendance all recited the Psalm in unison with Judd to complete her speech.
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"Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," stated a release shared by the duo's publicist on Saturday afternoon. "We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory."
Vocalist — and fellow Kentuckian -- Ricky Skaggs inducted Wynonna and Naomi Judd into the Hall. Citing the legends' music connecting people with a "front porch, back porch and no porch," his comments also referenced numerous Biblical scriptures to appeal to the crowd in attendance to use prayer and love as a cue for healing.