Christie Brinkley is present process hip surgical procedure 26 years after the helicopter crash

Christie Brinkley has a new hip and a wild story too!

On Jan. 6, the supermodel shared a photo slideshow with herself hanging out on a boat and snorkeling on Instagram. She explained that the photos were taken not long after surgery to replace her hip after a scary accident in 1994.

“New year, new hip! Yes, that’s a band-aid on my hip. I injured my hip many years ago when a ski helicopter crashed on a mountaintop in Telluride. The pain in my hip got a little worse every year.” explained the 66-year-old star. “12 years ago I was told it needed to be replaced, but the surgery was daunting! And I had things to do!
But the quarantine dampened all plans, so I finally decided to take my time and do something about the pain that had gradually influenced my decisions. I wanted to be ready to accept the opportunity. “

The alum for parks and recreation added that she had surgery over Thanksgiving and luckily “danced in my kitchen until New Year’s Eve”. Days later she said she “donned long fins and explored the coral reefs powered by my new hip!”

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