Sailor Brinkley-Cook reacts to Wendy Williams' claims that mom Christie faked 'DWTS' injury (Exclusive)

Sailor Brinkley-Cook isn't letting the haters ruin her experience on Dancing With the Stars!

ET exclusively stopped by the model's rehearsal with her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, in Los Angeles on Thursday, where she reacted to Wendy Williams' claims about her mother, Christie Brinkley, "faking" her injury.

"It's so insane to me," Sailor said. "I can't even find comments because it's so real to me, the emotions are still so new."

"Getting that call from my mom [about her injury] ... she was sobbing, crying," Sailor continued. "She was so disappointed because she couldn't do it anymore. She wasn't even crying because she was hurt, she was like, 'I let everyone down. I won't be able to keep going on Dancing With the Stars.'"

Sailor said she played a part in comforting her mom, and luckily, they came up with a solution.

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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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"The next day she calls me and she's like, 'I found the silver lining and you're it!'" she recalled. "And I'm like, 'Oh my god.' It was all just so quick I couldn't overthink it."

The morning of last week's DWTS premiere, fans were shocked to learn that Christie would no longer be competing after suffering injuries to her wrist and arm. ABC and Christie announced that Sailor would be stepping in to take her place in the ballroom the rest of the season... but Wendy wasn't buying it.

During The Wendy Williams Show, the talk show host played a clip from ABC of the moment when Christie fell in rehearsal, saying, "Well, that looked fake as hell!" She also alleged that it was Christie's plan all along to get her daughter onto the show.

Wendy apologized on Tuesday's episode of her show, but stood by her claims. "I'm sorry, girl. You know I love you, Christie," she said. "I see you with your cast. I'm not gonna double down on what I said, but what I will do is apologize if I hurt your feelings. But my opinion still stands."

Regardless of Wendy's opinions, Sailor is staying focused in rehearsals in hopes of winning the mirrorball for her mom.

"She's so excited about me doing it," Sailor told ET. "I ran out of workout clothes, so I'm going up to her room, wearing her clothes. Literally, it's exactly like I'm doing it for her, wearing what she would wear. It's hilarious, but she's so proud of me, honestly, because she knows how scary this was for me."

"There was definitely hesitation," she added, about agreeing to take her mom's place in the competition. "I was so nervous about it because I'm not a performer. I've never done anything like this. I was terrified, but the reason why I did it was mostly for my mom."

ET also caught up Sailor (and Christie!) following Monday's DWTS premiere, where they got emotional talking about premiere night.

"I can't even feel this right now, I'm so excited by what just took place," Christie said, raving over Sailor and Val's first dance. "I'm so lucky."

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Christie Brinkley (L) and Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Christie Brinkley and Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Christie Brinkley and Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attend the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Christie Brinkley attends the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Christie Brinkley attends the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Television City on September 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
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DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, SAILOR BRINKLEY-COOK, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, SAILOR BRINKLEY-COOK, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "2019 Season Premiere" - "Dancing with the Stars" is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, HAYLEY ORRANTIA, SAM LERNER, TROY GENTILE
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