Brooke Shields suffered in silence for 3 weeks after injuring hand

Updated: Sep 07, 2010, 20:55 PM IST

London: Actress Brooke Shields has revealed that she broke her hand while practicing for her part as an all-singing, all-dancing waitress last month in the Los Angeles stage adaptation of the Steve Martin film ‘Leap of Faith’.

"I broke my hand during rehearsal. I play a waitress, that screams danger, right?” the Daily Star quoted her as saying.

"There`s a moment where I kick over a chair and do this whole dance number and it was a very heavy, heavy chair, so it kind of bent my finger over, all the way back,” she said.

However, Shields said that she didn``t seek medical attention until weeks after the accident because she didn’t want to be considered "high maintenance" for complaining about the pain.

“I don`t like being high maintenance so I was like, ``I``m just going to be fine with it, I``m fine,” she said.

"So I was walking around with it for about two or three weeks in excruciating pain because I didn`t want to be high maintenance. So I finally went in (to hospital for treatment) and I just got the cast off today," she added. (ANI)