Former supermodel Christie Brinkley debuts in West End

Updated: Jul 15, 2011, 08:37 AM IST

London: Christie Brinkley made her West End theatre debut after postponing the day due to a family illness.

The model was scheduled to reprise her role as Roxie Hart on the London stage, this Monday, but her mother was admitted to hospital for an emergency medical procedure.

The 57-year-old opted to stay in the US so she could be at home with her family, but she travelled to Britain earlier this week and took to the stage at the Cambridge Theatre, this Wednesday.

"I`m just a lot better now! It (opening night) was so much fun. I really can hardly believe I`m here. I still pinch myself that I did Broadway and that Broadway led me to here, London," quoted Brinkley as saying.