Christie Brinkley made her West End debut in Chicago on Wednesday night (13Jul11) after delaying her start due to a family illness.
The model was scheduled to reprise her role as Roxie Hart on the London stage on Monday (11Jul11), but her mother was admitted to hospital for an emergency medical procedure.
Brinkley opted to stay in the U.S. so she could be at home with her family, but she travelled to Britain earlier this week (begs11Jul11) and took to the stage at the Cambridge Theatre on Wednesday.
She appeared on British TV show This Morning on Thursday (14Jul11) and said of her role, which she previously played in New York, "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."