The 58-year-old country singer broke out in her first interview since Naomi He died at the age of 76 after being shot At home in Tennessee.
Winona, who began performing with Naomi as The Judds in the ’80s, said she was “very angry” about how her mother had died.
she Tell CBS News: “I didn’t know she was where she was when I finished it, because she had episodes before and got better.
And that’s what I live by, like, ‘Should I have been looking for anything or should I have known? ” I was not.”
When asked if her anger has subsided, Winona replied, “No, I don’t think so, not for a while. And I’ll let you know. I’ll call you and literally send you a note.”
Naomi passed away after suffering from depression for many years, which she previously said often left her feeling “paralyzed”.
In 2017, she told NBC today Show: “I hadn’t gotten off my couch for two years. I was so depressed I couldn’t move… It’s hard to describe. You go down into this deep, dark pit of depression and don’t think there’s another minute.”
In a statement announcing her death, Winona’s older half-sister Ashley Judd said: “Today we sisters witnessed tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to mental illness. We are devastated.
“We are dealing with a deep heartbreak and know that just as we loved her, her fans loved her. We are in uncharted territory.”
Winona and Naomi were scheduled to go on The Judds reunion tour this month, which was announced just weeks before the latter’s death.
Describing her decision to go ahead with the tour as “important,” Winona added, “I feel like I have orders for the rally.” [from Naomi]. “
She said her first night on stage might involve her saying “something like, ‘It’s not supposed to be like this,’ because it isn’t.”
“It’s supposed to be the two of us. And I’d be angry because she’s not there.”
With over 10 million albums sold, 14 singles, and five Grammy Awards under their belt, The Judds were one of the most successful country music duos in history.
In July, Ashley She opened up about her grief over the loss of her mother On a podcast with grief expert David Kessler.
she told him healing Podcast: “My mom had a mental illness. I needed to understand that her mental illness was an illness.
“I look back to my childhood and realize that I grew up with a mother with an undiagnosed and untreated mental illness,” she continued.
“I understand that and I know she was in pain and today she can understand that she was absolutely doing her best, and if she could have done it differently, she would have done it.”
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