Christie Brinkley bursts into tears over Wendy Williams calling her 'DWTS' injury 'fake as hell' amid exit from show

Not everyone believes that the reason Christie Brinkley can no longer compete on "Dancing With the Stars" this season is because she broke her arm.

Following the bombshell Monday morning announcement that the 65-year-old supermodel is out of the show's twenty-eigth season just hours before it was slated to begin, it was revealed that Brinkley's daughter, Sailor, would be replacing her.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 02: Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley Cook celebrate Christie Brinkley's 64th birthday on February 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Myrna M. Suarez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook and mother model Christie Brinkley attend Harper's BAZAAR 150th Anniversary Event presented with Tiffany & Co at The Rainbow Room on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook and mother model Christie Brinkley attend Harper's BAZAAR 150th Anniversary Event presented with Tiffany & Co at The Rainbow Room on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 17: Christie Brinkley (L) and Sailor Brinkley Cook attend the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival at Post HTX on February 17, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 17: Christie Brinkley (L) and Sailor Brinkley Cook at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival on February 17, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Christie Brinkley and daughters Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook are seen arriving at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: (L) Christie Brinkley, (R) Beth Stern and Sailor Brinkley attend Lord & Taylor Garden City Grand Re-Opening Celebration on November 9, 2016 at Lord & Talyor in Garden City, New York. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Lord & Taylor)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley attend Lord & Taylor Garden City Grand Re-Opening Celebration on November 9, 2016 at Lord & Talyor in Garden City, New York. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Lord & Taylor)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 12: Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley Cook attend the 2016 Chefs & Champagne For Elephants at The Baker House 1650 on August 12, 2016 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Steven A Henry/Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 22: Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley Cook attend the Celebrity Autobiography Photo-Op at Guild Hall on August 22, 2014 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Christie Brinkley and Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook are seen on September 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Demis Maryannakis/Star Max/FilmMagic)
WATER MILL, NY - MAY 25: Christie Brinkley poses with daughters Alexa Ray Joel (L) and Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook (R) at Christie Brinkley's 'Social Life Magazine' Cover Celebration on May 25, 2013 in Water Mill, New York. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 8: Christie Brinkley and Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook attend Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2010 Wild West Carnival presented by Marquis Jet at Ross Lower School on August 8, 2010 in Bridgehampton, NY. (Photo by ADRIEL REBOH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 07: Model Christie Brinkley (R) and her daughter Sailor Cook (L) attend the Tea Party Angels launch at Doubles on November 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 11: Christie Brinkley, sn Jack Paris, and Sailor Lee posing at the Hampton SOCIAL @ Ross With James Taylor on August 11, 2007 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/WireImage)
Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook and son Jack and Sailor (Photo by Robin Platzer/FilmMagic)
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During the season 11 premiere of "The Wendy Williams Show" that same day, Wendy Williams tackled Brinkley's sudden exit and alleged injury during her Hot Topics segment and, well, she doesn't exactly believe Brinkley's story.

"Well, that looked fake as hell," Williams said in reaction to "Good Morning America" footage showing the model's fall in question. "Let me tell you what I see.  I don’t see a wrist and a shoulder being fractured. But that was real cute."

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"Here’s my thought: 'Dancing with the Stars' called Christie Brinkley … and she said yes. After she got off the phone, that’s when she plotted her schedule," Williams explained of her theory. "In my opinion, I think what Christie did was she signed up for 'Dancing with the Stars' knowing that she’d put her daughter Sailor in there."

In other words, the 55-year-old talk show host thinks that Brinkley faked her injury as part of a plan to ultimately get more publicity for her 21-year-old daughter.

"Now, you know, Sailor is beautiful. She’s a Sports Illustrated model, but that’s not as big as being a Kendall Jenner. In order for girls to get this leg up, it takes more than beauty, you have to have cache. And that 'Dancing with the Stars' has got a lot of eyeballs watching, and Christie really doesn’t need that," Williams went on. "You know who she is. She doesn’t have to dance with the stars for you to know who she is. So my thought is that she said, ‘Look, Sailor, here’s what we we’re going to do. I’m going to go to a few of these practices, I’m going to go on 'Good Morning America,' get all the press and stuff, I’m going to walk around looking hot and sexy, and then I’m going to play like I broke something.’ And she did break something, allegedly. Although Christie, I must tell you, there wasn’t a believing person in my entire bureau meeting this morning."

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Christie Brinkley arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Lamar Odom arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Hannah Brown arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Singer Ally Brooke arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Actress Kate Flannery arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Lauren Alaina arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Actor James Van Der Beek arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Actor Kel Mitchell arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Karamo Brown arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ray Lewis arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
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"So Sailor will be there. I don’t even know that people will care about Sailor Brinkley, but more importantly, at least Christie, at 65, won’t have to be dancing around like that. Because you can look like a teenager on the outside, but it’s all 65 on the inside," she continued. "She’ll go every week to support Sailor, looking sexy, they’ll swing the cameras her way so she’ll get her camera time. And Sailor will be dancing. It’s a win-win for the family."

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Meanwhile, People reached out to Brinkley to get her reaction to Williams doubting her story, and she was reportedly very emotional about being called out.

"I’m totally shocked, because I have been there for Wendy Williams. That is so weird," she said while bursting into tears. "I have to give her a call … I’m really stunned."

Season 28 of "Dancing With the Stars" premieres on ABC on Monday night at 8 p.m. EST.

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