‘The Voice’ Contestant Wendy Moten Updates Fans After Undergoing Surgery for Injuries

by Taylor Cunningham

The Voice singer Wendy Moten has her “fingers crossed” while recovering from surgery.

During a live taping of The Voice on November 23rd, the Season 21 runner-up tripped over a speaker. The accident resulted in a broken right elbow and a fractured left hand.

On Friday (Dec. 17), Moten headed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, to undergo surgery for the injuries. And by Tuesday, the singer was feeling well enough to give her fans an update on Instagram.

“Counting the days until I have fully recovered from my elbow surgery so I can get back to work finishing recording my new music and performing live!!!” she wrote before teasing that she hopes “there’s something in the works” with her former The Voice coach Blake Shelton.

‘The Voice’ Singer’s Injuries Were More Severe Than She Previously Thought

Shortly after the fall, Wendy Moten told Carson Daly that her arm was only “a little bruised.” And at the time, Moten thought she only needed a few days to heal.

However, the singer soon found out that her injuries were far more serious than she had previously thought. After The Voice season finale on December 14th, she told PEOPLE that she would need “to have surgery to put metal plates and bolts and things” in her arm.

“I’m amazed that I was able to still keep going with that knowledge,” she added.

Moten shared that she had been considering getting surgery while filming in California. But instead, she held off so she could recover closer to her home in Tennessee.

“Initially I was going to have the surgery Wednesday here in Burbank,” she told the magazine on Dec. 14, “But I switched it to Nashville so that should anything go wrong, I’ll be at home, and my family is closer. I’ve been in talks with the doctor at Vanderbilt, and they have everything. They got two dates set up for me: they got an ‘if I win’ date for surgery, and then ‘if I don’t win,’ they got a date for that surgery. I’ll be having surgery coming up in a few days or next week.”

Of course, Wendy Moten stayed in the competition until the very end. The 57-year-old came in second behind sibling trio Girl Named Tom.

And her coach—Blake Shelton—was singing praises for his teammate after the show.

“We’ve never seen anything like you on this stage in 21 seasons,” he said after Moten’s final performance. “Ladies and gentlemen this is, when I say world-class talent, I’m talking about, this may never happen again,”