Even before "Dancing With the Stars" Season 28 premiered, participant Christie Brinkley was out of the competition. Nevertheless, the 2019 participant was replaced by her daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook.
The American model, actress, television personality, and entrepreneur Christie Brinkley was one of the 12 competitors of the DWTS 2019 that premiered on Monday. Unfortunately, even before she could flaunt her moves and show off her hardwork for her ballroom dance, she had to quit the show.
The 65-year-old met with an accident while practicing for her DWTS performance. She reportedly hit the studio floor and broke her arm. In an interview with People, she opened up about the tragedy that left her arm with multiple broken bones. The model who gained immense popularity with her 1970s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues underwent a surgery on Friday.
"The second I landed, I felt the shards in my arm," Brinkley told the aforementioned publication in an emotional interview. "Like, I literally felt it in my wrist, and I just instantly looked up and said, 'I'm so sorry, I broke my arm.'"
It is said that she previously twisted her ankle during one of the practice sessions. And now, she dislocated her wrist and broke her arm. Brinkley told that she was really enjoying her time on DWTS, and the accident has come as a major disappointment. She was afraid that she is letting everyone including the coach and the network down.
Nevertheless, Brinkley has found immense support from friends and family. Meanwhile, DWTS announced that her place would be filled by her daughter Sailor Brinkley. The 21-year-old model has been paired with DWTS pro-dancer and two-time winner Val Chmerkovskiy.
Even though Sailor didn't have much time to rehearse, her mother thought that she was the right person to replace her. Brinkley described her daughter as a truly "fearless, strong, and amazing person" who never failed to impress her.
In the opening, Sailor performed foxtrot to Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl" and earned second-highest score (18) from the judges—Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.
'Dancing With The Stars' Season 28 airs every Monday night on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.