Brooke Shields ‘Beyond Embarrassed’ About Screwing Up at the Tony Awards

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Brooke Shields attends the 15th Annual Webby Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Webby Awards) Photo: Jamie McCarthy/2011 Getty Images

When we ran into Brooke Shields and her husband Chris Henchy at the Webby Awards last night, she was still reeling from her snafus at the Tony's the night before. "I think it was the first time in my career I messed up that royally," she said. "I was beyond embarrassed. I wanted to give up show business. I fucked up. They counted me in wrong; the TelePrompTer was wrong. I felt like I was having an aneurysm." Luckily, the Tony staff was kind to her — "They were very sweet about it," she said — and she got advice from Henchy, who co-founded Funny or Die, during the ceremony. "I was at dinner, so I couldn't go, so we were texting back and forth trying to help her. I wrote a couple jokes," Henchy said. Shields continued, "He said, 'Just say you fucked up. You'll get bleeped. So what?' Luckily I'm married to Funny or Die."