Wynonna Judd’s husband and drummer, Michael Scott “Cactus” Moser, got into a serious motorcycle accident on Saturday. The newlyweds went for a motorcycle ride together on separate bikes in Deadwood, S.D. before one of their shows. Judd avoided harm while Moser crashed into an oncoming vehicle and was immediately transported to a local hospital. People reports that Judd released a public statement expressing both her gratitude and hope. “The outpouring of prayer and support from friends, family and fans has been a blessing to both Cactus and I,” she says. “Cactus is a champion. I love him deeply and I will not leave his side.” Moser is currently being treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and the duo has postponed their scheduled concerts in Canada.
What to do you do to support your partner during illness?
For better or worse, you have to be by your partner’s side. Here are some ways to support your other half through the worst:
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1. Be at the hospital with them: Sometimes more terrifying than an actual illness is the unfamiliar, white-walled and unhomely hospital room they put you in. Make your partner feel comfortable and at-home by being there with them as much as you can, and bringing some household items to give the room a spark of life.
2. Don’t wait for them to ask for help: It may not be easy to detect all of their needs during an illness, but if anything, be overbearing rather than yielding. Always ask if they need anything, give them foot massages, and bring them random gifts. They could feel like a burden when they ask for help all the time, so go the extra mile.
3. Always put on a happy face: During hard times, it’s easy to lose hope and break down. That said, doing so will only make your partner suffer emotional pain when they are already in physical pain. Put on a brave face and never let your smile falter. When you’re smiling, your partner will smile too.
How would you support your partner during illness? Tell us below.