Wynonna Judd is on the current season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars but this week meant for her more than the stress of elimination, as she reveals in a new interview with People magazine. Her husband walked for the first time since he had his leg amputated.
Last August, Michael Scott “Cactus” Moser was involved in a severe motorcycle accident that could have easily cost him his life.
Doctors had to amputate one of his legs as a result of the crash, in what Wynonna once described as the most harrowing experience in her entire adult life.
Speaking with People backstage at the DWTS, the star says that Moser walks again after receiving a prosthetic leg. In fact, she says, her fellow DWTS contestant Lisa Vanderpump was one of the first people he walked with.
“After eight months of waiting, he walked towards me for the first time two days ago. It's been an emotional ride for me this week,” Wynonna says.
“[The prosthetic leg] freaked me out because I've seen him in a wheelchair and using a walker, and he just walked towards me and I was like, ‘Wow.’ I was so stunned. I saw the wreck, I saw him lose the leg,” she explains.
Throughout the entire thing, Wynonna’s husband never lost hope or his optimistic outlook on things, she continues.
He was the one that made her appreciate even the bruises she got and the pain she’d feel following DWTS rehearsals because she, at least, could move. He’s her “Mr. Happy-Go-Lucky.”
“He's so positive. I call him Mr. Happy-Go-Lucky. It's really irritating, because sometimes I just want to complain or act tired about dancing,” she says.
After this week’s Prom Night, where she and pro dancing partner Tony Dovolani danced the Samba, Wynonna is at the bottom of the leaderboard.
Ironically though, she’s wouldn’t complain about it in a million years: she’s surrounded by love and happiness so, even if she goes home, she has plenty to smile about.