Christie Brinkley had emergency surgery Tuesday night on her back. She injured it on a recent ski trip with her kids.
“She needed surgery, and thank God she got it,” the 53-year-old model’s rep, Fran Curtis, tells PEOPLE. “She sounds great. She’s feeling a million times better.”
The surgery was a success according to reports. No reports on the extent of the injuries but her rep says it had worsened in the last few days.
Brinkley had to miss her daughter Alexa Ray Joel, 21 performance at the Mercury lounge in Lower Manhattan.
“I wish that my mom could be there for the show but the most important thing right now is for her to get well,” Alexa Ray comments.