Brooke Shields showed up Monday at the star-studded Met Costume Institute Gala looking rather usual as she was walking the red carpet with a cane.
She wore a J. Mendel gown and showed off her figure, but her walker had people asking the same question, “Why did she bring a cane?”
E! News’ Giuliana Rancic from E! News asked the 46-year-old star the same question, and the actress Brooke revealed that she had torn her meniscus in her knee, and it all happened while she was performing as Morticia Addams in the Broadway hit The Addams Family.
It’s a serious injury, but she shrugged it off as not becoming a “big deal” in her life.
She allowed herself a brief whinge however, adding that steps at the Met Museum’s elaborate staircase “didn’t help” her much, but noting, “We’ll do anything for fashion!”
As for her new Broadway role, Shields (who took over the role of Morticia from Bebe Neuwirth last June) said she was enjoying it so much, horrible knee injuries aside. In fact, she has extended her run through to the show’s final performance on December 31. She told Rancic:
“I am having the time of my life playing Morticia with this wonderful company of actors. Morticia is such a delicious role and The Addams Family is such a fantastic and iconic piece of entertainment that I just couldn’t resist the invitation to extend.”
Even so, Brooke Shields still looks great.