New Yorkers may be surprised to see Naomi Campbell using an electric wheelchair down the streets of Manhattan. That is, when she’s not on crutches.
No, she’s not faking an injury for some film role. Campbell was mugged in Paris on November 21st last year by two bikers who were allegedly after her purse. They were unsuccessful in their attempt, but the 42-year-old supermodel still suffered a torn ligament in the attack.
A spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office in Paris confirms “there was an attempted robbery with violence” but provided no other details on the mugging.
Campbell refused medical attention on the scene, which happened in front of the home of her longtime business associate, designer Azzedine Alaia, who also works out of his home.
Although Campbell and her rep have not made a statement to the media other than to say she is “fine,” Campbell’s boyfriend of five years, billionaire Vladimir Doronin, has increased her security detail and has her being treated by an orthopedic specialist in Colorado.