Wynonna Judd‘s husband and drummer Michael Scott “Cactus” Moser‘s left leg was amputated above the knee following a motorcycle accident on Saturday in South Dakota. According to published reports the couple was riding separate motorcycles on US Hwy 16 near Deadwood SD when Moser crossed the center line and rammed into the side of Chevy Malibu traveling in the opposite direction.
Judd was riding just ahead of Moser and was not involved in the accident.
The leg was severed at the scene and doctors in Rapid City performed the surgery. He also underwent surgery to his hand.
Moser was cited for crossing the center line and not having a license to operate a motorcycle.
In a statement posted at Wynonna.com, the couple expresses their appreciation for “all of the quick medical and police responders as well as the hospital staff and well-wishes from family, friends and fans.” Judd said, ”Cactus is a champion. I love him deeply and I will not leave his side,” she said in a statement Saturday.
The couple were married in June at Judd’s Nashville home. Judd has canceled her concerts for the next week as a result of the accident.