Christie Brinkley, Instagram


No good deed goes unpunished…

Christie Brinkley learned her lesson all too well after trying to save a bird during a family vacation to Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos over the weekend.

The model posted some graphic shots from her injury, showing a black eye and stitches and a photo of her from a hospital bed, and explained what happened during the trip.

"We interrupt this holiday to take a little unplanned excursion to Miami for cat scans and stitches following an accident trying to save a bird," Brinkley wrote.

Alexa Ray, Instagram


"My grateful heartfelt thanks go out to our wonderful Parrot Cay Family who got me to the boat and plane, and my friends in Miami who found my A Team at University of Miami Hospital led by Dr Askari and his professional caring and adorable team and to my bestie @artminster who spent her much needed and deserved holiday by my bedside…I can't possibly thank you enough and I offer you a pain check...I mean rain check! Lol!"

The stunning blonde added several hashtags to the post, including "#grateful #thankful #itcouldhavebeenworse!#youneverknow #liveachday."

Brinkley still managed to enjoy the rest of her vacation, despite her injury, and shared plenty of photos from her beach-filled getaway.

In one pic, she snapped a sexy shot of daughter Alexa Ray Joel holding a shell along the coast.

"I may be CONCHED out lol, but My Little Moonbeam Alexa Ray glows in the sunshine!"

And in a beautiful picture of her ocean view, she thanked her fans for their well wishes and also honored her late friend Dr. Fredric Brandt, who passed away earlier this week.

"Just reading thru many kind comments restores my faith in humanity…I knew the very sweet, cheerful innovator Dr. Frederick Brandt not well or for long but I know he dedicated his life to helping people feel beautiful and good about themselves. Yet I read in the paper that people made him feel so bad about himself that he took his own life. This breaks my heart. Bullying breaks my heart….Let's all promise each other to try to be brave and stand up to bullying."

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