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

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.

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  1. slizabeth says:

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

  2. John Grose says:

    I’m sorry to hear that – she’s awesome! – John

  3. Petra says:

    I hope she’s OK!

  4. Dennis says:

    Speedy recovery and god bless!!

  5. Ella says:

    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.

  6. M says:

    I hope she gets well soon. If ABC didn’t cancel GCB she would not have been there and this never would have happened.

  7. Whatsit says:

    Speedy recovery, Cheno! [insert lawyer joke here]

  8. Mark says:

    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).

  9. Aimee says:

    What the h*ll is a lighting silk?!?

  10. I hope she is ok! She is so tiny! I love her and i wish she is ok!! :)))

  11. David7118 says:

    With a head that big it’s no wonder the scaffolding hit her.

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  13. Just Wondering says:

    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?

  14. Just Wondering says:

    Oops, how she’s doing not who

  15. bobbie says:

    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.