Before it even began, Christie Brinkley is out of Dancing with the Stars due to a broken arm. The supermodel shattered her arm during rehearsals and had to undergo surgery for the injury.
“She was rehearsing on Thursday night,” the Executive Producer told GMA. “And she got her heel caught and you do what everyone does is you take your arm to go down and she immediately said, ‘I think I broke it.'”
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Fear not, Christie is recovering well, while her daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook is going to fill her mom’s dancing shoes with only 3 days to rehears. The 21-year-old sat down with Ginger Zee on Good Morning America to discuss the change up.
“I’m literally about to take off and my mom calls me and she says, ‘Sailor, you need to save the day.’ I was like, ‘what do you mean save the day?’ I freaked out and I was like, ‘I don’t know if .I can do this, I’m so scared.’ Then I met with everyone from Dancing with the Stars and my partner and I felt this high of attacking something that I’m so afraid of seemed so incredible to do.”
Christie’s looking on the bright side telling ABC News, “Showbiz is all about getting a break, and Sailor and I both got one on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ this season. Sailor joined the cast when I got mine…ouch somebody stop me, it hurts to laugh.”
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We wish Christie well and look forward to seeing Sailor step in for her mom. Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday night, Sept. 16.