Brooke Shields shares that she broke her thigh and is “beginning to get higher”

Brooke Shields surprised fans by revealing on social media that she is recovering from a broken thigh.

The 55-year-old actress shared shots of herself in the hospital in a dress and non-slip socks on Instagram on Sunday, February 21, as she learned to use crutches and slowly put weight on her injured right leg.

“Broke my thighbone,” wrote the Blue Lagoon star over her thighbone. “Start getting better. No matter what your challenge, make a positive decision for yourself to move forward. #BeginningisNow.”

Brooke did not provide details on how the injury occurred or when it occurred. The footage is heard talking to another person, repeating advice she appears to have received, including the fact that she should put “only 20 percent weight” on the injured leg.

“And the goal is to bend your knee a little each time just so you don’t drag it,” the Suddenly Susan alum continued.

A number of famous friends offered support in the comments. Glenn Close wrote: “Brooke! I’m sorry! Courage … it’s in your blood. Send love.”

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