The Voice star Wendy Moten reveals she’s still recovering… 10 months after on-stage fall
Wendy Moten is still recovering from the injuries she sustained while performing live on The Voice 10 months ago.
The 57-year-old singer, who was a member of Blake Shelton’s team in Season 21, tripped over a floor monitor and fell on both her arms, breaking several bones.
In a new interview with PeopleMoten revealed she is in a bit of a state of disbelief at the length of her recovery and rehabilitation, which still includes going to physical therapy three times a week.
Still on the mend: Wendy Moten, 57, revealed she is still recovering from injuries sustained following a fall after performing on The Voice on November 23, 2021
The Memphis, Tennessee resident, who now lives in Nashville, suffered a broken right elbow, a broken left wrist and fractured a small piece of bone in her left hand.
Although she was in severe pain and without the use of her arms, Moten would continue in the competition for three more weeks until the final on December 16, where she finished second.
The singer, the daughter of a pastor who started singing in a church choir as a child, was due to return home to Tennessee the next day and undergo surgery.
‘I’ve never been broken,’ Moten admitted, ‘so it’s a new experience, but I remind myself that there are people who deal with much more serious things. I will be ok. I’ll just keep working on it.’
Her injuries: The Tennessee resident suffered a broken right elbow, a broken left wrist and she broke a small piece of bone in her left hand during her fall after tripping on a monitor
Perseverance: After her fall last November, Moten stayed on the show for another three weeks as Blake Shelton’s team member, finishing second in the competition
She went to reveal that doctors ended up putting a piece of titanium in her elbow to hold her arm together.
‘At the moment my elbow is still bent and my fingers are crooked, but with the occupational and physical therapy I am now undergoing, I hope things will return to normal soon,’ explains Moten.
Despite her rehab schedule and the pain and anxiety she still suffers, Moten is currently on tour opening up to country music star Vince Gill.
She has shared photos and videos on Instagram of her experiences on the road with Gill, who is also a member of the legendary rock band The Eagles when not recording or performing his solo music.
Making her dream come true: The singer has been on the road to open for country music star Vince Gill
Uplifting response: Over the weekend, Moten shared how she received another standing ovation at the end of her opening set for Vince Gill in her adopted hometown of Nashville
‘Last night at @THERYMAN and ANOTHER standing OVATION?!? WHAT!!! THANK YOU NASHVILLE,” she captioned a clip in which she received rousing applause from the audience. Tonight is the last night of @vincegillofficial’s 4 night Ryman residence! I CAN NOT WAIT!!’
Moten says she first met Gill in 2016 and eventually banded with him in the 10-piece western swing band, The Time Jumpers.
She is currently working on a new project with producer extraordinaire Paul Worley, who is best known for co-producing Lady Antebellum’s self-titled debut album with Victoria Shaw, and for discovering and co-producing the Dixie Chicks with Blake Chancey.
Her History: The Memphis, Tennessee native who now calls Nashville home is the daughter of a pastor who started singing in a church choir as a child
State of disbelief: Moten revealed she is still undergoing physical therapy treatments three times a week, nearly 10 months after she fell and broke several bones