She suffered a serious leg injury after falling off a balance board at the gym, which left her needing to relearn how to walk.
But Brooke Shields is going from strength-to-strength in her recovery.
The 55-year-old actress shared a series of snaps of herself on Instagram on Sunday as she put in some time with a personal trainer in the US.
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Working it out: Brooke Shields, 55, suffered a femur injury which left her needing to relearn how to walk and she has been having rehabilitation sessions with a personal trainer
Documenting road to recovery: Brooke has shared X-rays of her broken femur, while detailing the harrowing fall while working out on a balance board at a gym in New York City in January
The America actress donned her exercise gear as she raised her leg in the air while guided buy the specialist.
She wore a pair of black leggings and a matching sleeveless top while she had on some bright orange trainers.
The star laid on a hot pink mat during the session which took place outside in the shade.
Building back strength: The actress was left unable to walk after the injury and has is now in rehabilitation in a bid to get her back to tip top shape
Marching orders: The star’s personal trainer oversaw the session and she looked determined to do her best
Recovery: Brooke has been giving her Instagram and Twitter followers updates on her physical therapy, along with some of the traumatic details of her accident
Brooke has been giving her Instagram and Twitter followers updates on her physical therapy, along with some of the traumatic details of her accident.
And on Friday, Shields shared X-rays taken shortly after she broke her right femur, otherwise known as the thigh bone, while using a balance board at a gym in New York City in January.
‘Somewhere around the time these photographs were taken I realized it’s never too late for a fresh start, a new outlook,’ the Suddenly Susan star wrote in the caption.
And she would need a mentally strong and positive attitude, considering she would end up enduring three surgeries.
The first image shows the five metal rods that were inserted into the femur in a second surgery after the bone popped out.
‘While this was one of the scariest moments of my life, it was also transformative. The beginning is now…’ she added.
One X-ray showed Shields’ broken femur and the five rods and metal plate that were inserted during her second surgery
Scary: Shields called the ordeal ‘one of the scariest moments’ of her life’
Shields also posted a picture of the large incision in her right leg following surgery, a mirror selfie of her lying on a hospital bed, and another showing the large break in the femur in an X-ray.
The New York City native attributed the fall to taking her focus off the board for a moment during a workout, which caused her to lose balance, fall in the air, and then land hard on the femur.
‘It felt like it was all in slow motion. And then I just started screaming,’ she told People in March.
‘Sounds came out that I’ve never heard before. The pain was so excruciating.’
The Suddenly Susan actress also posted a picture of the large incision in her right leg following one of her surgeries
The New York City native attributed her fall to taking her focus off the board for a moment during a workout
Frightened she may have seriously injured herself, Shields star told the EMTs ‘”I can feel my toes” because I was so afraid I was paralyzed’ while being rushed to a local hospital, where she would undergo surgery and have a couple metal rods inserted into the broken bone.
Things went bad to worse from there. The mother of two would have to go in for that second surgery where five new rods were inserted plus a metal plate to help stabilize the broken bone.
The Pretty Baby star would eventually go home to recover, but after about two-and-a-half weeks she developed a nasty staph infection, forcing her to go back for an emergency surgery and three blood transfusions.
She revealed doctors initially feared the infection might be MRSA, which is a type of bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics.
‘Thank God it wasn’t. If it had been, my doctor said it would have been a race against time. That’s how you can become septic. It seemed unthinkable,’ she said.
More roadblocks: After two-and-a-half weeks recovering at home, Shields developed a staph infection, forcing her to go back for an emergency third surgery and three blood transfusions
Scary moments: The actress revealed doctors initially feared the infection might be MRSA, which is a type of bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics, but that proved to not be the case
Taking the steps: The mother of two has been sharing images of her road to recovery, including how to walk again with a physical therapist
Back in February, she posted a video on Instagram showing her take some of her first steps with crutches in the hospital.
That was followed by a video of her using maximum effort to climb a few stairs while working with a physical therapist in early March.
‘One step at a time… Beginning is Now,’ she wrote in the caption at the time.
By sharing her story Shields hopes it will help inspire others to fight through any kind of serious adversity we all face in life at one time or another.
‘If I can turn it into anything positive, or I can teach my girls, yeah, stuff is going to happen in your life, and how you respond is going to define you, and adversity will reveal you,’ she told Deborah Roberts during an interview on Good Morning America on Monday.
‘It won’t make you as much as it will reveal you because you see who you are. You see what you’re made up of.’
Poison into positive: Shields said she hopes to turn her ordeal into a positive by sharing her journey during an interview with Good Morning America on Monday