Christie Brinkley broke her arm while rehearsing for the hit series Dancing With The Stars.
The blonde model, 65, now has to drop out of the competition show, which will debut on Monday evening.
But there is good news: her 21-year-old supermodel daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook will take her place. And on Monday the young star was seen slipping into her mother's blue costume without having to do any alterations.
OUT! Christie Brinkley broke her arm while rehearsing on Dancing With The Stars. The blonde model, 65, now has to drop out of the competition show. But there is good news: her supermodel daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook will take her place; last seen on Sunday seen preparing for the show
She has mom's outfit on: On Monday Christie shared this image with her daughter in her dress
Christie made a statement on Monday.
She shared an image of Sailor in her blue outfit that she wore on Sunday during rehearsal and wrote: '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!
Double take: Christie, left, looked wonderful in the little blue suit. And her mini me, right, looked just as good. Incredibly, they are the exact same size
'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.'
On Monday morning ABC released a statement on the Sports Illustrated star's departure.
Her clan: From left, Jack Brinkley Cook, Christie, Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor on February 2 in NYC
'While rehearsing for the premiere of Dancing with the Stars, Christie Brinkley suffered injuries which required surgery to her wrist and arm,' the release said.
'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