One of the most prominent female vocalists in the history of country music, Wynonna Judd has lived through many difficult situations, but none more-so than the two near-death experiences she recently opened up about.
Talking to WFAA, Judd and wife of Dallas Cowboys legend Emmett Smith, Pat, candidly speak about getting second chances in life.
"I have been there [...] that I almost died twice last year," Judd told the news outlet. "I am telling you what, just to get a breath is a blessing because I should have died."
Both women have suffered incredible heartache and life-changing events from cheating and abusive ex-husbands to horrific and painful near-death events.
The longtime country singer has always been very open with the public about her life and even allowed the Oprah Winfrey Network to film a segment of reality television that showed the ins-and-outs of her life while prepping for a tour with her mother.
In 2012, Judd's husband, Cactus Moser, was traveling by motorcycle along a stretch of highway in South Dakota when he was involved in a head-on collision with a pickup. He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
He has since made a full recovery, but he lost one leg due to injuries sustained.
This is one of those events that has shaken Judd and nearly killed her, from "a broken heart".
She also reveals another instance in which she suffered a serious loss and ensuing deep depression - when her children left home and she fell victim to the turbulent effects of empty-nest syndrome.
"I thought I would die of a broken heart," Judd said. "I went through the empty nest and I stood in their rooms and said I didn't have children for them to leave."
These events are some of the most heart-breaking one could endure; being inches from losing your soul-mate, and experiencing a overwhelming loss when your offspring no longer are near.
We are glad that Wynonna Judd discovered the strength to overcome these obstacles and is speaking out about life's second chances.
"I am here to tell you that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger," she concluded.
Watch the full interview with Pat Smith and Wynonna Judd below.
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