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Kristin Chenoweth Drops Out of The Good Wife to Recover from Injuries

Kristin Chenoweth Drops Out of The Good Wife to Recover from Injuries
Kristin Chenoweth
The Tony winner needs more time to recover from on-set injuries.

The injury Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth incurred on the set of The Good Wife is preventing her from completing her arc on the series, according to People Magazine. Chenoweth was struck by a piece of lighting equipment on the set of the CBS drama on July 11.

"It is with deep regret to inform everyone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to The Good Wife at this time," the actress said in a statement. "Getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern."

Chenoweth only completed filming one episode of her multiple show arc. She will appear on the series premiere, which is set to air on September 30. The Broadway favorite’s role as a political reporter will not be recast, according to Deadline.com. The website reported that the show’s producers responded to Chenoweth’s withdrawal from the series by saying in a statement, “We enjoyed having Kristin on the show and would love to have her back when she’s feeling better.”

Chenoweth won a Tony Award for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and has also starred on Broadway in Wicked, Promises, Promises, The Apple Tree, Epic Proportions and Steel Pier. Her film and TV credits include Annie, Bewitched, The West Wing, Stranger Than Fiction, The Pink Panther, Glee, Running With Scissors, GCB and an Emmy-winning star turn on Pushing Daisies.

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