What happened to Brooke Shields? The Mr. Pickles voice actress has taken to Instagram in 2021 to show herself learning to walk again.
Brooke Shields is one of the child stars of her time who continued their success into adulthood. However, her life doesn’t look to have been easy with rounds of IVF, difficult family relationships and more to juggle. Now, Brooke is inspiring her followers as she documents her journey following a leg injury.
Who is Brooke Shields?
Brooke Shields is an American actress who rose to fame as a child star.
Born in New York in 1965, Brooke is 55 years old and may be recognised for her role in Jane the Virgin where she plays River Fields.
She was a child model and her career began before she could even talk at 11 months old. Brooke’s first film roles included Alice, Sweet Alice in 1976 and Pretty Baby 1978.
What happened to Brooke Shields’ leg?
Brooke broke her femur in February 2021 while using a balance board.
The freak accident saw Brooke fall off the board, speaking on The Today Show, she said: “It was just something that I like to do. I’ve done it on Instagram and I stupidly switched my focus and I flew up in the air and just hit perfectly and snapped my femur.“
A balance board is said to develop core muscles quickly and improve posture. Brooke’s accident, breaking her femur, had the potential to be very dangerous. It’s the longest and strongest bone in the human body and according to Northwell Health, it’s quite hard to break.
Brooke took to IG on March 5th, 2021 to share her rehab progress. The 55-year-old is seen being assisted by medical staff in walking up some stairs as she works on improving the strength of her leg. Brooke captioned the video: “One step at a time… Beginning is now!”.
Does Brooke Shields have a husband?
Yes, Brooke has a husband in 2021.
She was married once before her current husband. Brooke married tennis player Andre Agassi in 1997, however, they split two years later.
She later married Chris Henchy in 2001 and they have two daughters together, Rowan Francis and Grier Hammond Henchy. Rowan is 17 years old while Grier is 14.