The moment Christie Brinkley, 65, trips and breaks her arm while rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars... forcing her out of the competition
- The star was in rehearsals with her mystery partner as they performed a move
- Brinkley tripped on her dance partner's foot and lost her footing
- She fell down hard on her hands and looked to be in terrible pain
- She later told her fans: 'I just broke my arm into a 1000 pieces requiring surgery with a metal plate and screws to hold my arm together'
- Her daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook has stepped in to replace her (and slipped right into her mother's costumes with no alterations necessary)
- Dancing With The Stars debuts on Monday evening on ABC
Christie Brinkley broke her arm while rehearsing for the hit series Dancing With The Stars, taking her out of the competition.
And on Monday Good Morning America shared the footage of the exact moment the blonde Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model tripped over her dance partner's foot and took the nasty fall.
The Uptown Girl, 65, can be seen screaming in pain as she tumbles to the hardwood floor then clutches her right wrist as she looked horrified.
She later underwent surgery to her wrist and arm and is now recovering.
Watch it happen: Christie Brinkley fell and broke her arm while rehearsing for the hit series Dancing With The Stars, taking her out of the competition
Ouch: Footage of the nasty fall aired on Good Morning America on Monday morning
She told her fans on Instagram on Monday morning: 'I just broke my arm into a 1000 pieces requiring surgery with a metal plate and screws to hold my arm together.'
In the footage of the accident, her partner's face is blurred because his identity has not yet been revealed.
The nasty injury has forced Christie to drop out of the competition show, which will debut on Monday evening. But there is good news: her 21-year-old supermodel daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook will take her place.
Brinkley-Cook now has just hours to learn her mother's entire dance routine. Luckily, her mother's costumes are a perfect fit with no alterations required.
Ugh it is bad: The Vogue model appears to be in deep pain as she makes a scary face
Uh-oh, it's serious: After she is down, she holds onto her right hand and wrist. She required surgery and is now recovering
Rehearsals: The National Lampoon's Vacation star was spotted on September 12 walking into rehearsals with her co-stars; she seemed to have on the same top as she wore during her fall
'I'm doing this mostly for my mom! I just want to make her happy and make her proud,' Sailor told GMA on Monday.
'She loved doing this, she loves dancing and she loves performing and getting hurt was her worst nightmare.'
However, Sailor admitted that competing on DWTS is something she is 'so afraid of' but is determined to confront her fears.
She said: 'I think it will change me.'
On Monday morning ABC released a statement on the Sports Illustrated star's departure.
'While rehearsing for the premiere of Dancing with the Stars, Christie Brinkley suffered injuries which required surgery to her wrist and arm,' the release said.
Saving the day! The model's 21-year-old daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook has stepped into replace her. She told GMA on Monday that she wants to make her mom 'proud'
No time to waste: Sports Illustrated model Sailor has only hours to learn her mother's routine
'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.'
Christie will now sit audience with her daughter Alexa Ray Joel as they watch Sailor try the Samba.
The star also made a statement on Monday while sharing an image of Sailor in her blue outfit that she wore on Sunday during rehearsal.
She wrote: 'Sailor Breezes I n to Save the Day! 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! Only something like that cold stop me from continuing to dance with my wonderful coach...I was having a blast!
Out! The blonde, 65, had been so excited about the competition and shared a sneak peek of her costume last week
Perfect fit: Sailor slipped right into her mother's sparkly outfit with no alterations necessary
'It was quite literally a crushing disappointment ,i never ever want to let anyone down, so I looked for a silver lining and i think this one is solid gold!
'But first Iwould have to convince Sailor to replace me , (Alexa has commitments in NY including her upcoming Cabaret Show l @cafecarlyle )
'But my student/ @imgmodels Sailor would have to overcome serious stage fright! 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!'
Season 28 also features Lauren Alaina, Ally Brooke, Hannah Brown, Karamo Brown, Kate Flannery, Ray Lewis, Kel Mitchell, Lamar Odom, Sean Spicer, James Van Der Beek and Mary Wilson.
Sad loss: The cover girl (far right) was the top draw on the show that includes Hannah Brown, Lamar Odom, Sean Spicer, Mary Wilson, Ally Brooke, Ray Lewis, Karamo, Kate Flannery, James Van Derk Beek, Lauren Alaina, Kel Mitchell