The Hollywood star Brooke Shields was rushed to the hospital over the weekend after breaking her femur.

Shields took to Instagram on Sunday to share a video of herself in physical therapy, and it showed her wearing a hospital gown as she moved around on crutches and was guided by a doctor.

“Broke my femur. Beginning to mend,” Shields wrote in the caption of the video. “No matter what your challenge is, make a positive choice, for yourself, to move forward. #BeginningisNow.”

In the video, Shields can be seen saying that she knows to put “Only 20 percent weight” on her foot as she slowly makes her way down a hall. She then explained that “the goal is to bend the knee each time like a little bit” so that her foot clears the ground and doesn’t drag.

Shields did not reveal what caused her injury, nor did she say how long doctors said it would take for her to recover.


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Last summer, Shields opened up to Fox News about how difficult it is to maintain her famous body.

“I was never skinny. I was never considered the skinny one … I’ve got man hands, and man hands are great. I have a very strong bone structure and I’m a strong person,” she explained, adding that she never felt “waif” thin like other models in the ’80s and ’90s.

“Strength became my go-to,” Shields continued.

“I have to work really hard to be fit … I’m not a naturally ectomorphic person. I have to really work my a– off but I’m stronger and healthier and now I don’t feel like I have to hide as much.”

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Shields has regularly been taking to social media to show off her fitness routines to her fans.

“Summer’s coming up. I kind of want to be able to wear a bathing suit  … So the ego piece is real and sometimes it’s enough,” Shields said.

“The wanting to eat and wanting to drink is very real as well. So I try to negotiate because I don’t want to stop any of the things that I really like to do.”

Though she admits to being desperate to maintain her body in quarantine, Shields also said that this difficult time has taught her about the importance of patience.

“Give yourself permission to feel…and hopefully we can get through [this] and come out better human beings,” she advised her fans.

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