‘DWTS’ Fans Wish Christie Brinkley Fast Recovery after She Quits the Show Due to Injuries
Former model Christie Brinkley recently quit "DWTS" after suffering serious injuries to her arm during a practice session before the premiere night. After the show announced the sad news, Brinkley's fans showered her with love, wishing her a speedy recovery.
The 28th season of "Dancing with the Stars" kicked off on September 16, but one of the show's promising contestants could not be a part of it after suffering serious injuries during practice.
Supermodel Christie Brinkley missed the opportunity to show off her moves in the "DWTS" ballroom after her arm got injured during a practice session a day ahead of the premier.
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While rehearsing for the premiere of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Christie Brinkley suffered injuries which required surgery to her wrist and arm. She is unable to continue her planned participation on the show. Keeping it all in the family, her daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook, a Sports Illustrated model, has chosen to quickly step in with hours to learn the entire routine and will compete in her mother’s place for the remainder of the season. We wish Christie a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her in the audience, whenever possible, proudly supporting Sailor. #DWTS
BRINKLEY'S DAUGHTER FILLED HER SHOES
Meanwhile, Brinkley's daughter, Sailor, stepped in to fill her mother's shoes during the contest. The 21-year-old worked hard to learn her mother's entire routine within a few hours.
"Showbiz is all about getting a break, and Sailor and I both got one on 'Dancing with the Stars' this season," Brinkley joked in a statement. "Sailor joined the cast when I got mine … ouch somebody stop me, it hurts to laugh!"
In an interview with PEOPLE, Sailor said that she was "terrified" at first when she prepared to join the show.
“I didn’t want to at first, honestly. I was terrified. It was a very scary thing for me. The whole idea of having to be live on stage, be on TV dancing, that’s something I’ve never done before," she said.
In the end, she was able to deliver an incredible performance despite having a little time to master all the moves.
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Sailor Breezes In to Save the Day! Hey My Friends! So here’s the news. I just broke my arm into a 1000 pieces requiring surgery with a metal plate and screws to hold my arm together..Im so sorry if I’ve disappointed anybody! Only something as bad as this could stop me from continuing to dance with my wonderful coach for @dancingabc ...I was having a blast!!!! Shattering my arm was quite literally a crushing disappointment, i never ever want to let anyone down...so I looked for a silver lining and i think I found one that is is solid gold! Sailor! But first I would have to convince Sailor to replace me..she was already on the plane to come sit in the audience when I reached her! (Alexa has commitments in NY including her upcoming Cabaret Show at the @cafecarlyle ) I also had to convince my student/ @imgmodels Sailor to overcome serious stage fright to replace me on the show! Sailor always meets her challenges head on and realized she did not want to be defined by her fears so with just hours to learn my routine she is turning my defeat or should i say two left feat into her own victory of courage! So Ladies and Gents I give you my beautiful Sunflower Sailor Lee. And i think you are all going to have a blast together on this season of @dancingabc ! Sorry for the typos it’s my right arm! And Sailor Thank you for taking a very disappointing turn of events into something very special! you know Showbiz is all about getting a break and I guess you can say Sailor and I both got one on this season of @dancingabc #family #familyfirst #challenge #doitforlove #fearless #brave #dare #justtry #silverlining #dauntless #dance #lemonaid #gowiththeflow #carpediem #seizetheday #formom #TeamSailaV #c’est la vie! #teambrinkley
FAN'S WISH BRINKLEY A SPEEDY RECOVERY
Brinkley's fans were looking forward to seeing her set the "DWTS" stage on fire with her performance, but they ended up being disappointed after the mishap.
Nonetheless, the fans hope that the model makes a speedy recovery to they can see her dance again in the future.
Many fans wished Brinkley a fast recovery and also wished her daughter luck for her performance.
Sailor is the youngest daughter of Brinkley. An aspiring model, she posed alongside her mother and her elder sister, Alexa Ray Joel, in the pages of Sports Illustrated magazine.
Sailor really saved the day for her mom! Fans eagerly look forward to seeing how the 21-year-old works her magic on stage as the competition progresses.