CBS has released a statement following Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth’s on-set injury while shooting TV’s The Good Wife, according to the Associated Press. As previously reported, the actress was struck in the head by a piece of lighting equipment on July 11, and was rushed to the hospital by a New York Fire Department emergency medical team. According to a spokesperson for FDNY, she was being treated for “minor injuries.”
The studio released the following statement: “While filming a scene of The Good Wife in Brooklyn, a gust of wind blew a lighting silk out of place striking actress Kristin Chenoweth.” Lighting silk is fabric used to modify artificial or natural light on a film set. “All of us at the studio and the show are thinking about Kristin and wishing her a quick recovery.”
Chenoweth is currently playing a nosy political reporter on season four of The Good Wife. The stage and screen favorite won a Tony Award for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Her additional Broadway credits include Wicked, The Apple Tree, Promises, Promises, Epic Proportions and Steel Pier. The actress won an Emmy Award for TV’s Pushing Daisies. Chenoweth’s additional TV and film credits include Annie, Bewitched, Stranger Than Fiction, The West Wing, The Pink Panther, Glee, GCB and Running With Scissors.
UPDATE: Chenoweth was released from the hospital on July 12, according to People.com. "Kristin has been released from the hospital and is home recovering," her press rep said. "She thanks everyone for their prayers and well wishes."