Model and actress Brooke Shields is recovering in the hospital after breaking her femur.
The 55-year-old shared a video of herself on crutches. Shields can be seen practicing walking in a hospital after she injured her right leg.
“Broke my femur. Beginning to mend,” she writes for the Instagram post. “No matter what your challenge is, make a positive choice, for yourself, to move forward.”
The clip shows Shields wearing a hospital gown and non-slip socks. She’s making her way down the hallway, slowly. Coincidentally, Brooke Shield’s face cannot be seen in the video.
A physical trainer is guiding her through the steps. Additionally, they confirm that Shields can only put 20% of her weight on the injured femur.
“The goal is to bend your knee each time like a little bit, just so you’re not dragging it or hitching up your hip,” the trainer states.
There have been no official reports as to how Shields snapped her femur, which is the bone found in the thigh and is actually the largest bone in the human body, PopCulture.com reports.
Brooke Shield’s Receives Digital Support From Friends and Fans
Friends and fans alike share their well-wishes for the “Pretty Baby” star in the comments of the Instagram post.
“So sorry! Courage…it’s in your blood. Sending love,” actress Glenn Close writes.
Hollywood superstar Sharon Stone offers to bring over food and writes, “I’m so sorry, let me know how you’re doing.”
Shield’s co-star from “Jane the Virgin,” Jamie Camil, also chimes in, “Omg Brooke, get well soon please.”
Helena Christensen implies that she has, in fact, seen Shields since the injury. Christensen shares, “So glad I got to see you baby you looked so well and beautiful and I know this is a tough one.”
Before Breaking Her Leg
Moreover, Shields was recently sharing Instagram posts of her at-home workouts. She advocated for working out regularly. During the pandemic, it was important to her to stay in shape.
“My approach to working out comes from more of a rehab approach because I had a partial knee replacement and I’m sort of preparing to have a full knee replacement on my other knee,” she explained to Fox News last year.
“It really stems from the maintenance aspect of continuing to activate my muscles. It really started off as me calling my trainer and saying, ‘Please, can you FaceTime with me and tell me what I can do?’ And it grew from there.”