Christie Brinkley’s vacation in Turks and Caicos was cut short after she tried saving a bird and ended up with a black eye.
The 61-year-old model shared a photo of her swollen black eye on Instagram Monday, and said that she was flying to Miami to get a CAT scan and stitches “following an accident trying to save a bird.”
Dressed in a hospital gown, Brinkley said this is what happened.
“We interrupt this holiday to take a little unplanned excursion to Miami for cat scans and stitches following an accident trying to save a bird. My grateful heartfelt thanks go out to our wonderful Parrot Cay Family who got me to the boat and plane, and my friends in Miami who found my A Team at University of Miami Hospital led by Dr Askari and his professional caring and adorable team and to my bestie @artminster who spent her much needed and deserved holiday by my bedside .. I ca’t possibly thank you enough and I offer you a pain check .. I mean rain check! Lol! @artminster #grateful#thankful #itcouldhavebeenworse! #youneverknow#liveachday”
She later shared other photos showing that she made it back to Parrot Cay and continued her vacation. (RELATED: This Bikini Photo Proves Christie Brinkley Is Not Aging At All)