Wendy Moten and Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of NBC/Instagram
Wendy Moten and Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of NBC/Instagram

Wendy Moten Teases Blake Shelton Collaboration While Recovering From Extensive Surgery

Wendy Moten teased a collaboration with her coach from NBC’s The Voice, Blake Shelton, following extensive surgery.

The 57-year-old runner-up, who made history as the oldest contestant to make it this far in the competition, took to social media on Tuesday (Dec. 21) to give fans a brief update following extensive surgery to repair injuries sustained after falling on stage during a live show on The Voice.

“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!!!” Moten shared on Instagram. “I’ll most definitely keep you all posted.”

The singer then teased fans with a potential collaboration between her and Shelton, saying, “I hope there’s something in the works with @blakeshelton too !!! Fingers crossed 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽!!!”

The pair previously collaborated during The Voice singing Shelton and Christina Aguilera’s duet, “Just A Fool,” and Four Tops’ hit, “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).”

On Friday (Dec. 17), While en route to Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Moten let fans know that “today’s the day” she was scheduled to get surgery to repair her “shattered” elbow, which happened when she took a tumble on The Voice stage during a live show, following a performance alongside her coach, Shelton.

“I got one of the top surgeons at Vanderbilt getting ready to work on my arm,” Moten also shared in the 4-minute clip.

“I told you after this surgery I’m going to be wearing you guys out for months, because all I will be able to do is talk on social media and lay down and not move for months, I guess,” Moten continued. 

In the clip, Moten also thanked fans for sending their prayers and promised them that she will keep going after she recovers from her surgery.

The powerhouse singer first revealed the news of her surgery while chatting with PEOPLE ahead of The Voice finale.

“Initially I was going to have the surgery Wednesday here in Burbank, but I switched it to Nashville so that should anything go wrong, I’ll be at home, and my family is closer,” Moten revealed to the outlet. “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.”

“My elbow is jacked up,” Moten continued. “It’s shattered. It’s no good. I have to have surgery to put metal plates and bolts and things. So I’m amazed that I was able to still keep going with that knowledge.”

According to Moten, her recovery “may take two or three months.”

The Team Blake contestant suffers from a “shattered shoulder,” broken right elbow, and a fractured left hand, all which were sustained when she tripped and fell over a monitor speaker on stage during The Voice’s Nov. 23 live show.

“Once I get this surgery under wraps and I get through my recovery…then I am going to put some things together and get some shows going. Record some more music,” Moten promised fans.

Wendy Moten and Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of NBC
Wendy Moten and Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of NBC

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