‘Begin to heal’: Brooke Shields slowly and painfully learns to walk again on crutches after breaking her femur
She maintained her exercise regimen during the pandemic.
But on Sunday Brooke Shields shockingly revealed she had to relearn to walk after breaking her femur.
The actress, 55, gave no details of her accident, but posted a video clip on Instagram showing her slowly and painfully walking on crutches.
Injury: Brooke Shields, 55, revealed she had a broken femur and is currently undergoing intense rehabilitation therapy. She shared the news via Instagram on Sunday but did not provide details of her accident
In the video, Shields wore a hospital gown and non-slip socks as she moved very cautiously through a hospital hallway.
“I broke my femur,” she explained. “Start fixing.
She then added: ‘Whatever your challenge, make a positive choice, for yourself, to move forward. #BeginningisNow. ‘
She explained that she was only allowed to put about 20% of her body weight on her broken thigh.
“ The point is to bend the knee a little bit each time, just so that you don’t drag it or hitch the hip, ” she said.
One step at a time: Shields posted a video clip to Instagram showing her walking slowly and painfully on crutches along a hospital hallway wearing a hospital gown and non-slip socks
Slow recovery: “ It’s only 20% weight … ”, she explained, paying attention to her broken thigh. “ The goal is to bend the knee each time a little bit, just so as not to pull it or hitch the hip ”
According to Harvard Health, a fractured femur or thigh typically requires surgery and intensive rehabilitation therapy.
It can take months for the bone to heal and fully regain its mobility.
Suddenly star Susan shares it fitness regimen with its social media followers since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Over the summer, she posted videos and photos as she worked out at her Hamptons summer home and showed off some of the exercises she did to stay in shape.
And in mid-January, she posted a video of an intense workout in a gym and shared that she was going through an intense ’14 day transformation’ with the help. a personal trainer.
Active: The actress has been sharing her fitness regimen with her followers on social media since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown. Over the summer, she posted videos and photos as she worked out at her Hamptons summer home.
On a mission: And in mid-January, she posted a video of an intense workout in a gym and shared that she was on a ’14 day transformation’ with the help of a trainer staff.
In a question-and-answer session she did last May with InTouch, Shields said she felt “ physically better than ever ” in her 50s and encouraged her peers to focus on their fitness.
“ People my age can get crossed out at a certain point – like you’ve had a good race, you’ve had your kids, you’ve had your career, you’re done, ” she said.
“We can really inspire each other right now to do something in our power to make ourselves feel better.
The former child actress and model is married to screenwriter Chris Henchy with whom she shares her daughters Rowan, 17, and Grier, 14.
Family: The former child actress and model is married to screenwriter Chris Henchy with whom she shares daughters Rowan, 17, and Grier, 14 (pictured in February 2020 in New York)