Brooke Shields showed a refreshing lack of celebrity vanity when she showed up at Monday’s star-studded Met Costume Institute Gala with a cane.
The actress wore an eye-catching J. Mendel gown that showed off her figure, but her walking aid also had attendees talking. But why was the cane there in the first place?
E! News’ Giuliana Rancic asked the 46-year-old star about her new accessory, and Shields revealed she had torn her meniscus in her knee, which sounds painful and, well, cane-worthy. Apparently she did it while recently performing as Morticia Addams in the Broadway hit The Addams Family.
Yet does a torn meniscus stop Brooke Shields? Never! The actress shrugged off the injury like a damn pro, casually describing it as “not a big deal, it’s inconvenient.” She allowed herself a brief whinge however, adding that steps at the Met Museum’s elaborate staircase “didn’t help” her much, but noting, “We’ll do anything for fashion!”
As for her new Broadway role, Shields (who took over the role of Morticia from Bebe Neuwirth last June) said she was enjoying it so much, horrible knee injuries aside. In fact, she has extended her run through to the show’s final performance on December 31. She told Rancic:
“I am having the time of my life playing Morticia with this wonderful company of actors. Morticia is such a delicious role and The Addams Family is such a fantastic and iconic piece of entertainment that I just couldn’t resist the invitation to extend.”
Trooper points to Brooke Shields!
[Via E! Online]