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By Ree Hines

A good deed turned bad for supermodel Christie Brinkley, who recently suffered a black eye and required stitches after trying to save a bird.

Brinkley had been vacationing on the Turks and Caicos Islands when the incident occurred, but as she revealed on Instagram Monday, she required transport to Miami for treatment.

"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 explained in the caption that accompanied her photos. "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!"

Brinkley included "#thankful #itcouldhavebeenworse! #youneverknow #liveachday" with the post.

Prior to her run-in with the bird, Brinkley's vacation seemed idyllic, at least if the other photos she shared are any indication.

We wish her well!

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