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Brad Pitt brought an unexpected companion to the red carpet on Saturday: a walking cane. The actor, 48, debuted his new accessory at the Palm Springs Film Festival awards gala, where he revealed that he'd injured his MCL (a knee ligament) while carrying one of his kids.
"I was carrying my daughter (3-year-old Vivienne) down the hill and I slipped," Pitt explained to reporters. "It was either her or me."
His partner Angelina Jolie, who was on Pitt's other arm, said that Vivienne was "absolutely fine" -- and that Pitt hadn't let his injury slow him down.
"He's not that kind of guy. He does everything still," Jolie told the press. "I'm proud of him every single day."
The In The Land of Blood and Honey director -- who said that she likes the cane! -- also revealed that she'd had a similar injury when Maddox, 10, was younger.
"I took a fall and cracked my elbow because I wanted to make sure he didn't have the fall," Jolie recalled. "Every parent has injured themselves. Every parent will stand in the line of fire for their kids, so it's a normal thing."
At the awards gala, Pitt was honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for his work in the 2011 films Moneyball and The Tree of Life.
"Like so many of you here, I have not seen Tree of Life yet, but I hear we are really good," he joked while accepting his statuette. "But this is especially sweet because both of these films were arduous labors of love."
Kind of like being a dad!