Christie Brinkley will no longer be participating in this year’s “Dancing With the Stars”.
Brinkley broke her arm during rehearsals, with ABC announcing Monday that her 21-year-old daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook would be taking her place in the competition.
BBC Studios and ABC said in a statement to ET Canada: “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.”
Brinkley joked, “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!”
The model’s daughter told “GMA”: “I’m doing this mostly for my mom! I just want to make her happy and make her proud.”
“She loved doing this, she loves dancing and she loves performing and getting hurt was her worst nightmare.
“I felt this high of just attacking something I was so afraid of and it felt like something I need to do. I think it will change me.”