The supermodel says she was injured while trying to save a bird in Turks & Caicos

By Kelli Bender
April 07, 2015 10:30 AM

Christie Brinkley is nursing a black eye and cut face after injuring herself while seemingly trying to save a bird during her Easter vacation in Turks and Caicos.

Over the weekend, the supermodel, 61, took a boat and then a plane to a hospital in Miami for treatment, reports New York’s Daily News.

On Monday, Brinkley posted a photo of herself in a hospital gown on Instagram, along with a good look at her swollen eye and a close-up of a gash under her brow.

“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,” Brinkley wrote along with the shot.

Aside from the Instagram post, Brinkley hasn’t given any details about her bird rescue mission, or how it turned into a trip to the emergency room.

Before sharing the shot of her hospital visit, Brinkley posted several stunning Instagrams of her time at Parrot Cay resort, where she is staying with her 29-year-old daughter, Alexa Ray Joel.

Brinkley is now out of the hospital and back to vacationing in Turks and Caicos, posting a photo of the beach to announce her return.

“I’m back in Parrot Cay and is it my imagination (or the bump on my head ?) that has me seeing the clouds as B A E (before anything else) which is reserved for very special sweet people like all of you who wrote such kind well wishes,” Brinkley wrote in the post.