Naomi Judd is updating fans on her daughter Ashley Judd‘s journey toward recovery following an accident that left her leg shattered last month.
“It was very serious — she could’ve died,” said Naomi while appearing on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.
Ashley suffered the horrific leg injury during an accident in the Congo Rainforest.
After returning to the United States, Judd underwent a gruelling seven-hour surgery to repair her bones, decompress the hemorrhaging nerve and pick the shards of bones out of the nerve.
The 75-year-old singer continued, “She’s surviving. She’s very courageous. She can’t get out of bed [yet].”
Naomi gave a previous update on Ashley’s progress while appearing on “Watch What Happens Live” last week.
She shared, “She’s very courageous, and she’s healing. It’s really hard to see her like this, but she lives next door.
“So I’m going to go up and take her stitches out when we’re done because I used to be a nurse before I became a singer,” she added in a clip shared by Yahoo!
Naomi’s comments come after Ashley thanked her medical team “for seven hours of intensive, brilliant, inspired surgical work on my bones and nerve.”
Revealing how her loved ones had been taking care of her, Judd continued, “They do for me what I cannot do for myself – prepare meals, shampoo my hair, and they also offer the deep spiritual direction and consolation of trying to begin to craft an arc of meaning and purpose. They also offer and meet my need for quiet. I am lost and they are my shepherd’s staff.”
During her “WWHL” appearance, Naomi also dished on the time she saw her pal Dolly Parton naked and on Ken Burns’ country music documentary.