Concerns for Wynonna Judd’s well-being surfaced among fans following her appearance at the 2023 CMA Awards. Despite delivering her usual stellar vocals during a duet with Jelly Roll, some observant viewers noticed a subtle imbalance in her movements. The 59-year-old country music icon seemed unsteady on her feet as she traversed the stage, eventually relying on Jelly Roll’s support by gripping onto his shoulder.
After their collaboration on Jelly Roll’s “Need a Favor,” fans took to social media platforms, including X (formerly Twitter), to express their worries about Judd’s condition.
Comments ranged from observations about her cautious, almost hesitant steps to outright concerns about her well-being. One person highlighted her struggle to walk, while others questioned if something was amiss, describing the performance as “seriously bizarre” due to Judd’s limited movement after connecting with Jelly Roll.
Speculation arose regarding the possible influence of Judd’s known battle with vertigo, a condition she has openly discussed in the past. Some fans online suggested that her apparent shakiness on stage might be attributed to the ongoing challenges posed by vertigo.
Despite the lack of official confirmation regarding the cause of her visible unease, fans were relieved to witness Judd successfully completing the entire performance without missing a beat. The mystery surrounding her on-stage demeanor has left supporters eager for updates on her well-being.