Brooke Shields Wore Crocs To The Tony Awards, And She Had A Very Important Reason For It

Brooke Shields Wore Crocs To The Tony Awards, And She Had A Very Important Reason For It

Brooke Shields looked gorgeous at the Tony Awards on Sunday night.

Brooke Shields on a red carpet, wearing a sleeveless gown with a deep V-neck and holding a small clutch
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She was in attendance as a presenter, introducing the show's In Memoriam segment, which featured Nicole Scherzinger performing "What I Did for Love" from A Chorus Line.

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For Broadway's biggest night, Brooke wore a yellow Monique Lhuillier gown paired with some unexpected shoes.

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Brooke wore Crocs!

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She didn't just put on any pair of Crocs. The actor and Broadway vet wore yellow crocs that perfectly matched her dress.

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This wasn't just a fashion choice but a health one, too.

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As Brooke told Extra on the red carpet, she has "so many stitches" in her feet following a double foot surgery that occurred just three days ago.

Brooke Shields showing off her Crocs
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"So I'm feeling great," she told the news outlet. "I got a flask in my purse, got some pain meds in there, [and] I'm going to be good."

Brooke Shields in a yellow gown and yellow Crocs
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In a post on X, formerly Twitter, on Friday, Brooke shared a photo of her feet post-surgery, captioning the post, "the feet pics are about to level up... Double foot toe surgery."

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Brooke told the Associated Press on the red carpet that her "two broken feet" were the result of dancing on Broadway. She added to CBS News, "[I] luckily found Crocs that would go. I couldn't postpone my surgery. You know, Broadway gave me these broken feet, and now I'm fixing them."

Brooke Shields humorously shows off her yellow Crocs while wearing a sleeveless yellow gown at the Tony Awards
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According to Playbill, her Broadway credits date back to 1994 when she starred as a replacement Betty Rizzo in a production of Grease.

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Since then, she's appeared in productions of Chicago, Cabaret, Wonderful Town, and The Addams Family.

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Despite her injuries, Brooke doesn't seem to have any ill will toward the theater community. In fact, in May, she was elected president of the live theater labor union, Actors' Equity.

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She also told Extra at the Tonys, "The Broadway community and theater has welcomed me when others were less welcoming. They always will have a special place in my heart."

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