BROOKE Shields has revealed she broke her femur and is learning how to walk on crutches.
The 55-year-old actress said she’s “beginning to mend” as she shared a clip of herself in hospital.
Brooke Shields broke her femur and is learning how to walk again[/caption]
Brooke wrote on Instagram: “Broke my femur. Beginning to mend.
“No matter what your challenge is, make a positive choice, for yourself, to move forward. #BeginningisNow.”
In the video, the Blue Lagoon star wore a hospital gown and non-slip socks as she moved slowly down a hospital corridor on crutches.
A doctor could be heard in the background instructing her on how to walk.
She shared a video of herself on crutches walking down a hospital corridor[/caption]
The 55-year-old explained that she can only put 20 per cent of her body weight on the fractured thighbone[/caption]
The star (seen in the 90s) could spend months trying to heal the bone[/caption]
Brooke explained she’s only allowed to put about 20 percent of her full body weight on her fractured thighbone.
“The goal is to bend the knee each time a little bit just so you’re not dragging or hitching up your hip,” the mother-of-two said.
A fractured femur or thighbone is usually treated with surgery and intensive therapy and it can take months for the bone to heal.
The actress had upped her fitness regimen in lockdown[/caption]
Last month she took part in a 14-day ‘transformation’ project with a personal trainer[/caption]
The former model has increased her fitness regimen since lockdown began last March.
Brooke has been documenting her intense workouts using an exercise ball from her Hamptons summer home.
Last month, she posted a clip from a grueling gym session and explained that she was on a “14 day transformation” with a personal trainer.
The former child actress said last year that she feels “physically better than ever” in her 50s.
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