Christie Brinkley is ringing in 2021 with a new hip!
The 66-year-old model took to her Instagram on Tuesday (January 5) to reveal that she recently got her hip replaced, 26 years after a helicopter crash in Colorado back in 1994.
“New Year, New Hip! Yes that’s a band aid on my hip,” Christie wrote along with photos from a recent snorkeling trip. “I injured my hip in a back country skiing helicopter crash on a mountaintop in Telluride many years ago. The pain in my hip got a little bit worse each year. 12 years ago I was told it needed to be replaced but the surgery was daunting ! And I had things to do!”
Christie was finally able to have some free time because of the pandemic, so she decided to get her hip replaced around Thanksgiving in November.
“But quarantine put a damper on any plans so I decided to finally take time for myself and do something about the pain that had progressively influenced my decisions,” Christie continued. “I wanted to be ready to be able to say yes to opportunity. I had my surgery at Thanksgiving and I was dancing in my kitchen by New Years Eve and today I put on my long fins and explored the coral reefs propelled by my new hip!”
Christie added, “I’m writing all this to say If you’ve been putting something off that could improve your well-being but hesitate out of some sort of fear, I suggest learning as much as you can about the process and the results and expectations. I found the best Doctor for my circumstances and voila!”
“I can’t tell you how happy I am to have done this,” Christie concluded. “Now I can focus on getting back in shape and rebuilding my strength. Never to old to get hip! PS This was an early morning dive ( literally jumped out of bed and into the boat) so the sun was low and raked highlighting the particles in the water I’m sure to have clearer shots in the days ahead! ”
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