Christie Brinkley’s Daughter Will Take Her
Place on Dancing with the Stars After She Broke Arm
“We wish Christie a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her in the audience, whenever possible, proudly supporting Sailor,” a statement from BBC Studios and ABC said
Christie Brinkley won’t be cha-cha-chaing her way onto this season of Dancing with the Stars after all — though her daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook, will be.
On Monday, ABC announced that the 65-year-old supermodel and actress’ youngest daughter would be taking her place on the popular dancing competition after Christie fell and broke her arm during rehearsals.
“Showbiz is all about getting a break, and Sailor and I both got one on Dancing with the Stars this season,” Christie said in a statement to Good Morning America, joking about her injury. “Sailor joined the cast when I got mine … ouch somebody stop me, it hurts to laugh!”
GMA tweeted out footage of Christie’s fall. In the clip, she appeared to trip over her partner’s foot during a turn, sending her tumbling to the ground.
BBC Studios and ABC said in a statement to PEOPLE that Christie “suffered injuries which required surgery to her wrist and arm.”
“We wish Christie a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her in the audience, whenever possible, proudly supporting Sailor,” the statement continued.