Miami-Dade County

Christie Brinkley treated in Miami hospital after run-in with bird

Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley AP PHOTO

Supermodel Christie Brinkley ended up in a Miami area hospital after trying to save a bird while on vacation in a private island in the Turks and Caicos, according to her Instagram account.

On Monday, she showed off pictures of her swollen right eye and stitches.

“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,” she wrote. “My grateful heartfelt thanks go out to our wonderful Parrot Cay Family who got me to the boat and plane…”

She went on to thank Mindy Moak, the owner-partner MME Fine Art, for staying by her side during the ordeal.

In one of the photos, Brinkley can be seen holding an ice pack to her face and in another a woman in a white lab coat was giving a thumbs up behind her as the model lay in a hospital bed with a blue cap covering her hair.

In the post, Brinkley also thanked the doctors or her “A team” at the University of Miami Hospital.

She ended with a series of hashtags including: #grateful#thankful #itcouldhavebeenworse!