One of the new contestants on “Dancing with the Stars” is out — before the season even begins!
The Hollywood Reporter says that Christie Brinkley will be out for the rest of the season due to an injury she suffered during rehearsal! It’s going to require her to have surgery on her wrist and arm, “rendering her unable to participate in the rest of the season.”
ABC announced that her daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, will take her place for the season.
“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.”