Christie Brinkley Rescues Woman at Tony Awards!

Celebrity News Jun. 14, 2011 AT 3:26PM
Christie Brinkley Rescues Woman at Tony Awards! Credit: Mike Coppola/WireImage

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According to a source, Brinkley, 57, ended an interview mid-sentence Sunday when a young girl suddenly fainted in the Audemars Piguet Green Room during the Tony Awards.

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Brinkley instructed the girl to stay down before asking someone to fetch a pillow. After a staff member retrieved one from the couch, Brinkley propped up the girl's legs and began to calm her down, kneeling by her side until paramedics arrived.

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Once the ambulance arrived, a paramedic ran to the girl to evaluate her condition. Upon noticing the Chicago star, the starstruck paramedic exclaimed, "Christie Brinkley?!"

Without missing a beat, Brinkley told the paramedic that the girl "should get a CAT scan. She hit her head hard. You can't tell until she gets one."

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A few hours later, the girl was in fine health and said she was grateful for Brinkley's assistance.

"It was nothing, really," a modest Brinkley told Us Weekly afterward.

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