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Christie Brinkley Lands In Hospital With Black Eye & Stitches While On Vacation

Tue, April 7, 2015 6:13pm EDT by Add first Comment

Christie, what happened to your face?! The normally exquisite 61-year-old model looked beaten up in a new photo posted on her Instagram. The culprit behind the injury that sent her to the hospital? A bird!

Christie Brinkley, gave us quite a scare! The supermodel had to interrupt her island vacation with an emergency hospital visit where she got stitches over her left eye. The cause for this horrible calamity that nearly ruined one of the world’s most famous faces: a bird. Yes! Really! Read on for details.

Christie Brinkley: Hospital Visit For Stitches After Vacation Bird Rescue Goes Wrong

Christie had been documenting her vacation on Instagram, before posting the shocking picture of a nasty black eye and some really gnarly looking stitches on her face on Apr.6. What happened to cause the face of CoverGirl to require an impromptu hospital visit? Details of the injury remain a mystery but we do know that it involved saving a bird.

“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,” Christie captioned the pictures. The modeling icon and her family were vacationing at Parrot Cay on the Turks and Caicos Islands, reports E!. Somehow, an accident involving a bird rescue took place and Christie needed to hop a jet over to Miami.


Christie’s dramatic avian accident wasn’t life threatening — thankfully! — as the supermodel was back on the beach, grateful that all she had was a bump on her head and a story to tell.


If we find the feathered fiend behind Christie’s assault, we’ll be sure to update you, HollywoodLifers.

Christie Brinkley, 61, Amazingly Youthful In NYC — What’s Her Secret?

Christie doesn’t always look so bruised and busted. In fact, she usually looks FLAWLESS. It’s hard to tell that this former swimsuit model is 61-years-old! We still really don’t believe it. We recently discovered the secret to her beauty’s success: a vegan lifestyle and ample sun protection. Of course! After cracking this code, we found out that Christie’s line of skincare products offers anyone a chance to look 10, 20 even 25 years younger.

We wish Christie a speedy recovery! Leave your own well-wishes below, HollywoodLifers!

— Jason Brow