Kristin Chenoweth Hospitalized After Suffering Injury on Good Wife Set; Studio Issues Statement

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The Good Wife’s new hire Kristen Chenoweth was injured Wednesday evening on the set of the CBS drama.

An ambulance transported the actress from the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn to a nearby hospital after a piece of scaffolding hit her in the head. Her publicist confirmed the accident to The Associated Press.

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Chenoweth’s condition as of Wednesday night was unknown, though a New York City Fire Department spokesperson had told the AP that a woman taken by ambulance from the studio’s location had suffered minor injuries.

It is unclear if Chenoweth is on the call sheet for The Good Wife for the remainder of the week (a show rep did not immediately respond to our request for comment), though sources tell us a magazine photo shoot she had booked for Thursday was promptly postponed.

UPDATE: New York’s NBC 4 reported that the accident took place on Kent Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and that Chenoweth’s head hit the concrete ground after the scaffolding fell on her. The news station added that the actress asked Bellevue Hospital, where she is being treated, not to release details about her condition.

UPDATE: CBS Television Studios issued a statement late Wednesday night, saying: “This afternoon, while filming a scene for The Good Wife in Brooklyn, a gust of wind blew a lighting silk out of place striking actress Kristin Chenoweth. She received treatment on the scene by the show’s medic until a New York Fire Department emergency medical team arrived and transported her to the hospital. All of us at the studio and the show are thinking about Kristin and wishing her a quick recovery.”

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Chenoweth was cast late last month as a political reporter who will recur in Wife’s upcoming Season 4, causing problems for Peter’s gubernatorial campaign. Her previous TV credits include GCB, Glee, Pushing Daisies and The West Wing.



Comments (19)

  • Aww!! Don’t hurt Kristen! I hope she stays on TGW for many episodes!

    Comment by slizabeth – July 11, 2012 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sorry to hear that – she’s awesome! – John

    Comment by John Grose – July 11, 2012 06:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope she’s OK!

    Comment by Petra – July 11, 2012 06:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Speedy recovery and god bless!!

    Comment by Dennis – July 11, 2012 06:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yikes! Which piece of scaffolding?! If it was the metal, that’s a lot more serious. It also depends what height it fell from when it hit her.

    Comment by Ella – July 11, 2012 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope she gets well soon. If ABC didn’t cancel GCB she would not have been there and this never would have happened.

    Comment by M – July 11, 2012 09:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought the same thing! still dealing with the GCB loss… oh kristen, hang in there!

      Comment by Toulouse – July 11, 2012 09:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Speedy recovery, Cheno! [insert lawyer joke here]

    Comment by Whatsit – July 12, 2012 12:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GAH!! She’s one of my fav actresses! She better be okay! Damn you TGW! (Not that I don’t love that show either lol).

    Comment by Mark – July 12, 2012 12:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What the h*ll is a lighting silk?!?

    Comment by Aimee – July 12, 2012 03:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was wondering the same thing? lol

      Comment by Tania – July 12, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope she is ok! She is so tiny! I love her and i wish she is ok!! :)))

    Comment by Josh Hayden (@JoshHaydenJH) – July 12, 2012 03:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With a head that big it’s no wonder the scaffolding hit her.

    Comment by David7118 – July 12, 2012 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE YOU KRISTIN CHENOWETH AND YOUR MY IDOL! <3

    Comment by Olivia! :D – July 12, 2012 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I too wish her a speedy recovery but what is with the secrecy about her condition? Does anyone else find it odd that the hospital has been forbidden from telling people who she’s doing?

    Comment by Just Wondering – July 12, 2012 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No. It’s not odd. It’s actually against the law for them to release any info. It’s called HIPPA.

      Comment by Kaye – July 13, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oops, how she’s doing not who

    Comment by Just Wondering – July 12, 2012 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope she’s well and back right away! Love her! It will be awesome to see her and Nathan Lane on TGW. They’ve done great casting on this show.

    Comment by bobbie – July 12, 2012 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s why we always emphasize on the safety of scaffolding first. It can hurt anyone unexpectedly like Kristin now. When it hit Kristin, it has become a news but do we know how many people are being hurt by it everyday? So, please everyone, whenever you are dealing with scaffolding, ensure the safety of the surroundings first.

    Comment by aluminium scaffolds – September 20, 2012 11:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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