Brooke Shields dines al fresco with husband Chris Henchy in New York

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Brooke Shields dines al fresco with husband Chris Henchy in New York as she recovers from brutal femur fracture

She’s on the mend after a devastating injury in January.

And Brooke Shields looked carefree as she enjoyed a date night in New York on Sunday with husband Chris Henchy.

The 55-year-old supermodel wore a creamy white sweater with matching trousers while dining outdoors in Manhattan with the one she loves most.

Just the two of us: Brooke Shields looked carefree enjoying a date night with her husband Chris Henchy on Sunday in New York

Just the two of us: Brooke Shields looked carefree enjoying a date night with her husband Chris Henchy on Sunday in New York

Brooke’s dark brown hair was worn straight and fell over her back, and she opted for a pair of tortoise frames.

She stayed safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic by wearing a leopard print face mask, while Chris chose to wrap his around his wrist.

Shields used the help of a crutch to help her navigate busy city streets as she recovered from the nasty break.

On the go: the 55-year-old supermodel wore a creamy white sweater with matching trousers while eating outside in Manhattan with the one she loves most

On the go: the 55-year-old supermodel wore a creamy white sweater with matching trousers while eating outside in Manhattan with the one she loves most

On the move: the 55-year-old supermodel wore a creamy white sweater with matching trousers while dining al fresco in Manhattan with the one she loves most

Staying Strong: Shields used the help of a crutch to help her navigate busy city streets as she recovered from the nasty break.

Staying Strong: Shields used the help of a crutch to help her navigate busy city streets as she recovered from the nasty break.

Staying Strong: Shields used the help of a crutch to help her navigate busy city streets as she recovered from the nasty break.

Shields sustained a life-altering injury when she fell off a balance board and flew into the air, landed on her thigh, and broke the largest bone in the body in January.

She has shared a series of photos from her time in the hospital, writing, ‘I’ve come a long way since this, but the journey has only just begun.’

But after a series of surgeries, a staph infection, and subsequent health problems, Brooke recognized her ability to overcome. People: “At least I’m a fighter.”

The accident was unreal for Shields, who said, “It felt like it was all in slow motion. And then I just started screaming. Sounds came out that I have never heard. ‘

Oh no: Shields sustained a life-altering injury when she fell off a balance board and flew into the air, landed on her thigh and broke the largest bone in the body in January

Oh no: Shields sustained a life-altering injury when she fell off a balance board and flew into the air, landed on her thigh and broke the largest bone in the body in January

Oh no: Shields sustained a life-altering injury when she fell off a balance board and flew into the air, landed on her thigh and broke the largest bone in the body in January

Tough: She shared a series of photos from her time in the hospital, writing, 'I've come a long way since this, but the journey has only just begun'

Tough: She shared a series of photos from her time in the hospital, writing, 'I've come a long way since this, but the journey has only just begun'

Tough: She shared a series of photos from her time in the hospital, writing, ‘I’ve come a long way since this, but the journey has only just begun’

Medical workers rushed to the crime scene, at which point the star said, “Survival began.”

I kept saying, ‘I can feel my toes’ because I was so scared I was paralyzed,’ she recalled the poignant moment.

The injury required serious surgery, in which the fracture was stabilized with two metal rods – “one from the top of my hip down and another across the acetabulum.”

Shields had complications when a fractured part of her femur popped out, forcing her to undergo a second operation to anchor her bones together with five bars and a metal plate.

“I never thought of myself as Zen,” she told the magazine, “but I realized with a certain calmness that the rest is now up to me.”

Rough: The injury required major surgery, stabilizing the fracture with two metal rods - 'one from the top of my hip down and another across the hip socket'

Rough: The injury required serious surgery, stabilizing the fracture with two metal rods - 'one from the top of my hip down and another across the acetabulum'

Rough: The injury required major surgery, stabilizing the fracture with two metal rods – ‘one from the top of my hip down and another across the hip socket’

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