Fans showed their support for supermodel Christie Brinkley as she took to Instagram to apologize for breaking her arm — an incident that caused her to withdraw from the Dancing with the Stars competition.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Brinkley is out of the competition before the show’s premiere. In a lengthy Instagram post, Brinkley explained that she broke her right arm “into a 1000 pieces,” and that the injury requires surgery that involves getting a metal plate and screws to hold her arm together.
“I’m so sorry!” she wrote, as she said that her daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, would be replacing her on the show.
Fans were quick to show their support for the model, with many explaining that she was the only reason they intended to watch the show.
“You were the only reason I wanted to watch,” one fan wrote.
“OMG!!! I am so sorry!!!! Was so looking forward to watching you,” another fan wrote.
Dozens of fans wished Brinkley a healthy and speedy recovery.
“Sending you so much love & light hope you feel better soon,” wrote one fan with a heart emoji.
Other fans said that while they were sad to learn that Brinkley would not be dancing, they were happy to hear that Sailor would be stepping in for her. They also said that they believed that Sailor would make her proud.
“Hope you heal quickly! Your daughter will do you proud!” one follower said.
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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 ! 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! you know Showbiz is all about getting a break and I guess you can say Sailor and I both got one on this season of @dancingabc #teamsailaV c”est la vie!
The post included a shot of Sailor in her dancing costume, looking so much like her mother, it left many fans stunned.
“I thought that was you just looking briefly until I read the caption, that’s how good you look, I honestly made that mistake!” wrote one follower.
Brinkley seemed to be in good spirits about the bad luck, and even thrilled that her daughter could fill in for her. In a statement to BBC television, Brinkley had a sense of humor about the “break.”
“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!” she said, according to Good Morning America.
Sailor said she was going on the show mainly because of her mother, adding that she wanted to make her happy. She also said that she was ready for the challenge.
Dancing with the Stars premieres this week on ABC.