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Christie Brinkley admits needing hip replacement was 'depressing,' more news

Wonderwall Logo By Jennifer Odell of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 9: Christie Brinkley looks beyond amazing for 67, but she still gets down about aging sometimes. In an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz for his May 7 show, the supermodel and mother of three recalled what led to her decision to finally have hip replacement surgery 26 years after she was injured in a helicopter crash. Though she'd been advised to have the surgery 12 years ago, she never went through with it. But when her shoulder started bothering her, too, she realized things were not going to get better on their own. "I started feeling like, 'Oh my gosh, this is how you get old,'" she recalled, per People. "It was really depressing so I thought, you know what, I'm going to start to whittle away at it. I'm going to do whatever it takes," she explained. "I'm going to start to whittle away at this and I thought the hip is what scares me the most. Let me check in on the hip." Once she "checked in on the hip," Christie was delighted to find she felt better and could be more active. "I tell you for people at home, go speak to the doctors," she urged viewers on "The Dr. Oz Show." "Find out what they can do for you. You know the more you learn about it the less afraid you will be and don't be afraid because you know what these surgeries can do now," she added. "The way they have perfected them is really amazing."

Christie Brinkley gets real about aging

Christie Brinkley looks beyond amazing for 67, but she still gets down about aging sometimes. In an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz for his May 7 show, the supermodel and mother of three recalled what led to her decision to finally have hip replacement surgery 26 years after she was injured in a helicopter crash. Though she'd been advised to have the surgery 12 years ago, she never went through with it. But when her shoulder started bothering her, too, she realized things were not going to get better on their own. "I started feeling like, 'Oh my gosh, this is how you get old,'" she recalled, per People. "It was really depressing so I thought, you know what, I'm going to start to whittle away at it. I'm going to do whatever it takes," she explained. "I'm going to start to whittle away at this and I thought the hip is what scares me the most. Let me check in on the hip." Once she "checked in on the hip," Christie was delighted to find she felt better and could be more active. "I tell you for people at home, go speak to the doctors," she urged viewers on "The Dr. Oz Show." "Find out what they can do for you. You know the more you learn about it the less afraid you will be and don't be afraid because you know what these surgeries can do now," she added. "The way they have perfected them is really amazing."

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