Brooke Shields is opening up about an accident that she thought might paralyze her. The 55-year-old sat down with People, explaining that it happened at an NYC gym in late January. She fell off a balance board and landed with such force she broke her right femur.
She says: “Sounds came out that I've never heard before.”
Shields says she needed surgery to insert two metal rods, “one from the top of my hip down, and another across into the hip socket.” But then a broken portion of her right femur popped out and she underwent a second surgery to add five rods and a metal plate to anchor it all in place.