Wynonna Judd was hospitalized Wednesday after having a significant traffic accident in Utah, according to The Lake Tahoe Daily Tribune.
The day after a concert in Salt Lake City, she drove to a sushi restaurant with her daughter, Grace, and her tour manager. On the way, they suffered a head-on collision. The trio was released from the hospital by midnight with Wynonna insisting she needed to be in Oregon on Thursday.
“They didn’t want to let me out of the hospital,” she told The Tahoe Daily Tribune, “and I said ‘Listen, I’ve got to go do a show.’ And the guys were like, ‘If anybody can, Wynonna, it’s you. You’ve shown us that you have quite the spunk.’ I said, ‘Listen, I’ve spent 10 years on a bus with my mother. If I can do that I can do anything.’”
Wynonna was feeling some pain on Thursday. And doctors were clearly concerned about possible head trauma, since they ran a CAT scan. Wynonna, however, declined to elaborate on the specifics of her injuries following the accident.
“One day you’re on top of the world,” she said, “and the next day you’re in the emergency room with a CAT scan and you think, ‘Gosh, life is pretty precious and it’s pretty fragile sometimes and it’s a miracle that I survived this crash.’ I’m not in grave danger or anything. It was pretty dramatic, but I made it through. I’m really sore today, but I’m really grateful to be alive.”
Following Thursday’s concert in Oregon, Wynonna is slated for concerts Friday and Saturday in Washington State. In the meantime, she’s eyeing another concert tour later this year: the Last Encore, which will reunite the Judds for a series of dates, beginning Nov. 26 in Green Bay, Wis. They’re currently recording a handful of songs as a duo that will appear in Wy’s next solo album. Click here to see some recent photos of the duo in action »