(WXYZ) — Christie Brinkley, who was one of the contestants announced to be competing in the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars, has pulled out of the competition.
ABC representatives confirm that Brinkley suffered injuries which required surgery to her wrist and her arm, leaving her unable to participate.
Her daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, will compete in her mother's place for the rest of the season.
Here's the full statement from ABC:
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.