Chrissy Teigen explains why she skipped 2024 Met Gala after neck brace sparks concern

Chrissy Teigen is setting the record straight on her 2024 Met Gala absence.

After the cookbook author posted an Instagram Story selfie on Monday with a neck brace, joking that she was “@ the Met,” she called herself “so stupid” for sparking concern.

She explained, “This is not why I’m not at the Met. I was never going to the Met this year. Please. I’m so stupid for having made this a thing. I’m sorry.”

Chrissy Teigen explained her 2024 Met Gala absence after sparking concern. Chrissy Teigen
She posted pictures wearing a neck band on Monday. Chrissy Teigen

The “Chrissy’s Court” star, who hasn’t attended the ball since 2017, clarified that she is “fine” and “OK” after injuring herself.

“Everybody is reaching out,” Teigen, 38, said. “It’s just a CVS neck band, and I just can’t rotate my neck because I tried to do a headstand and it didn’t go well at all. There’s no story. I promise, that’s it.”

The “Bring the Funny” judge went on to document her evening in the kitchen, breaking up her cooking content to react to the “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”-themed red carpet.

“This is not why I’m not at the Met,” she clarified.
The model explained that she was “never going.”

Teigen has attended multiple Met Galas with her husband, John Legend, since her 2011 debut in a black Chris March dress.

The “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit” model’s last look was a sheer, feathery Marchesa gown in 2017.

The following year, the then-pregnant star missed the event to stay at home watching “Vanderpump Rules.”

She and John Legend last attended the ball in 2017. chrissyteigen/Instagram
Teigen made her debut on the iconic red carpet six years prior. FilmMagic

“waiting for my turn on the carpet at #metgala!!!! always an honor!!!” she joked in a May 2018 Instagram post.


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“This year’s #metgala GLAM was #SUPER important to me as I wanted it to really embody the heavenly bodies theme!!! I think we nailed it!!” she continued. “Swipe for for #creds!!! First I shampooed my #hairyesterday with #shampoo then I let it sit for 4 minutes while i #shaved the areas I could see on my #body.

“Next,  I used a #towel to dry my hair from roots to ends!! Then, I used a #rubberbandto secure my hair into a pony that i was careful not to pull out all the way! Lastly, I pulled out pieces around my #earsand #neck ! Full tutorial coming up tomorrow !!!!!!!! Like and subscribe!!!!!

She stayed home in 2018 while pregnant with son Miles. chrissyteigen/Instagram
The cookbook author is also the mother of Luna, Esti and Wren. chrissy teigen / Instagram

Teigen gave birth to son Miles, now 5, later that same month, with the little one joining big sister Luna, now 8.

In September 2020, Teigen suffered a pregnancy loss and delivered late son Jack at 20 weeks.

She and Legend, 45, have since gone on to expand their family with daughter Esti, 1, and son Wren, 10 months.