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Christie Brinkley Was Forced to Quit 'DWTS' Due to an Injury — but Her Replacement Is Spot-On

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Poor Christie Brinkley! The supermodel’s Dancing With the Stars journey ended before it even began.

Ahead of Season 28’s premiere on Sept. 16, ABC announced that the blonde beauty was forced to drop out of the competition due to a serious injury — and a familiar face is replacing her. Here’s what we know about the sudden casting change.

What happened to Christie Brinkley?

The 65-year-old fell and broke her arm during rehearsals for the popular ballroom dancing show. "I just broke my arm into a 1000 pieces requiring surgery with a metal plate and screws to hold my arm together," Christie wrote in a post on Instagram.