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Wynonna Judd still in 'shock' after mother Naomi's death – 'Was there anything I should have looked for'

Kate Feldman, New York Daily News on

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Almost five months after Naomi Judd’s suicide, daughter Wynonna is still trying to put the pieces together.

“I got the call, and I went over, and I saw her and that was that,” the country singer, who along with her mother made up The Judds, told “CBS Sunday Morning” in an interview set to air this weekend.

“I said goodbye to her in the hospital, and I closed her eyes, and I kissed her forehead and that was that. And the next thing I know, I’m sitting here on the front porch, on the side porch… you know, and I’m just trying to figure out what’s next.”

Naomi Judd, 76, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 30, a day before she and Wynonna were to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Daughter Ashley Judd, Wynonna’s sister, previously said she wanted to use her mother’s death to bring awareness to mental illness.

“I did not know that she was at the place she was at when she ended it because she had had episodes before and she got better,” Wynonna Judd told CBS.

 

“And that’s what I live in, is like, ‘Was there anything I should have looked for or should I have known?’ I didn’t. That’s why it’s such a shock.”

Now, Judd will continue The Judds’ planned tour, which kicks off next week in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a run of guests, including Martina McBride, Brandi Carlile, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Trisha Yearwood and Faith Hill.

“I feel her nudging me. And sometimes, I laugh,” Judd said. “And sometimes, I say, ‘I really miss you. Why aren’t you here so we can argue?’”

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