In episode 21 of ‘The Voice’ season 21, Wendy Moten had two surprises for the viewers. A mesmerizing version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and casts on both her arms, decorated with pearls. Along with her outstanding singing, her determination and perseverance to sing with casts helped her conquer the hearts of her fans. After progressing from Top 10, Wendy sang in episode 23 as one of the Top 8 contestants, with the casts still on. She performed Eric Clapton’s “Change the World” with Paris Winningham, once again with sheer resolution. If you are wondering what really happened to Wendy, let us share the answers with you!
What Happened to Wendy Moten on The Voice?
In episode 20 of ‘The Voice’ season 21, Wendy Moten, along with her coach Blake Shelton and teammates Paris Winningham and Lana Scott, sang “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).” After the performance, she tripped over perhaps a speaker and fell on the stage floor just as she was on her way out. With the help of Paris and Lana, she slowly left the stage. Later in the episode, Wendy returned to the stage to address the incident and said, “I’m OK, I’m a little bruised, but you know what? I’m still ready to go!”
How Did Wendy Moten Break Her Arms?
It turns out that Wendy’s fall on the stage left her with much more than just bruises. As per reports, Wendy was rushed to the hospital right after the Live Top 11 Eliminations of season 21, and the X-ray showed that she had fractures on both her arms. As a result, she had to wear casts – one for the broken right elbow and the other for a fracture on her left wrist.
Even though Wendy was seriously injured, her determination motivated her to continue participating in the competition. She also received appreciation from her coach Blake Shelton, who said, “I have never seen a better example of strength, perseverance, and fearlessness standing on this stage. She’s here to win this thing.”
After episode 21, Wendy talked to Parade to explain the situation. “I fell hard and I broke my right elbow, and it dislocated two times. My left hand is fractured, and a little piece is broken, so my sister Mona is out here helping me,” the singer said. Wendy spoke about performing despite her injuries as she added, “But the strange thing is, I don’t know why I have this energy that I could just keep going. I’ll just go day by day but I still feel like I’m still in the game.”
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In episode 23, Wendy received a standing ovation from the coaches after her solo performance of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “You’re All I Need to Get By,” with casts still on. Blake Shelton repeated his surprise and said, “You’re sitting up there on a stool like Kenny Rodgers, just hanging out, and blowing the roof off this place… Music history just happened on this stage.” Ariana Grande, one of the four coaches, was equally astounded. “Are you out of your mind? That’s just the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” she said while bowing down to Wendy.
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