'Dancing with the Stars' Season 28: Christie Brinkley breaks arm during rehearsal, 21-year-old daughter Sailor to take her spot

In the spirit of ‘the show must go on,' Christie Brinkley's 21-year-old daughter and Sports Illustrated model Sailor Brinkley-Cook is stepping in for her mother


                            'Dancing with the Stars' Season 28: Christie Brinkley breaks arm during rehearsal, 21-year-old daughter Sailor to take her spot

Fans of ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ were looking forward to the debut of the model, actress and entrepreneur Christie Brinkley as a dancer on Season 28 on Monday night. Unfortunately, they will have to wait a little longer.

65-year-old Brinkley reportedly suffered serious injuries to her arm during rehearsal and would require surgery in her wrist and arm, which has hindered her ballroom debut.

A statement from ABC and BBC Studios read: "Brinkley suffered injuries which required surgery to her wrist and arm."

However, in the true spirit of "the show must go on,” her 21-year-old daughter and Sports Illustrated model Sailor Brinkley-Cook is stepping in for her mother.

With just hours to learn her mother’s first routine, Brinkley-Cook is going to join Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who has won the mirror ball trophy twice during his career on the show. "Showbiz is all about getting a break, and Sailor and I both got one on 'Dancing with the Stars' this season," Brinkley joked about her injury in a statement. "Sailor joined the cast when I got mine… Ouch somebody stop me, it hurts to laugh!"

Christie Brinkley arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City.

Meanwhile, her daughter is hell-bent on ensuring her mother’s legacy is upheld. Excited about taking on the challenge, she told ABC’s 'Good Morning America', “I'm doing this mostly for my mom! I just want to make her happy and make her proud… She loved doing this, she loves dancing and she loves performing and getting hurt was her worst nightmare."

Brinkley-Cook also spoke about the high and excitement of tackling this new challenge: "I felt this high of just attacking something I was so afraid of and it felt like something I need to do," she said. "I think it will change me."

She seems to be a perfect replacement for Brinkley as even the outfit that was made for her did not have to be altered so it would fit her daughter.

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