The “Moneyball” actor told THR that he was carrying his daughter when he tripped.
Why was Brad Pitt walking with a cane on the red carpet of the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Awards Gala?
“I was carrying my daughter and I tripped and fell,” he told The Hollywood Reporter on the carpet. “But everyone’s fine.”
Angelina Jolie, in a cafe latte colored silk chiffon pleated Elie Saab halter gown, was doing interviews on her own and added, “Everyone’s fine. I think all parents get injured in the line of fire! When Maddox was young, I fell and hurt my elbow. It’s a pretty common occurrence.”
But don’t expect Pitt’s injury to slow down these busy parents down. They will be celebrating Zahara’s seventh birthday this Sunday.
The actor, 48, walked the red carpet at the 23nd annual Palm Springs Film Festival awards gala with the cane on Saturday, and told reporters he has an injured ACL, a ligament in the knee that connects the femur with the tibia.
“I was carrying my daughter [Vivienne] down the hill and I slipped,” Pitt said. “It was either her or me.”
Though Pitt says he won’t need surgery, he may need that cane for a while.
Not that his partner, Angelina Jolie, minds.
“I like the cane,” she told reporters on the carpet Saturday, adding that the injury hasn’t slowed him down much at all. “He’s not that kind of guy. He does everything still.”
Jolie also said that Vivienne, 3½, wasn’t hurt in the tumble.
“Vivie’s okay,” she told reporters. “She was absolutely fine.”