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Kristin Chenoweth made her first television appearance since her accident on the set of CBS’s The Good Wife, which eventually forced her to drop out of the show. She told Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on Live! that she is still recovering from her injuries and thanked fans for their support.
According to Celebuzz, she told Live! that she is getting better after the accident, but is still “issue ridden.”
“I have a skull fracture, and a rib issue and a neck issue and a hip issue,” the Tony-winning actress said. “I’m just issue-ridden. But I’m getting better and I wear my neck brace on and off and I’m trying to build these muscles back up but this [her head] is healing.”
Chenoweth was injured in July when a piece of lighting equipment struck her in the head and she fell to the ground. “We were shooting outside for The Good Wife and the back of my head got hit on a curb so I was out cold,” she said.
Chenoweth said that she was given the costume she was wearing when the accident took place. “If this is what you got to do for free clothes, then send another lighting piece down on my head,” she joked.
She said that memory and speech issues still linger, but are “getting better.”
“There’s still some pain and issues but I just feel like I’m so blessed and lucky and grateful because it could have been a lot worse,” she said. “I couldn't really form a sentence after it happened. I'm the queen of multi-tasking. I'm not so good at that right now.”
CBS News reports that Chenoweth also thanked everyone who supported her. “Those who sent me prayers and well wishes - I want you to know, I could really feel it,” she said.
Chenoweth will appear in the season premiere of The Good Wife on Sept. 30, in which she plays a reporter. The show later cast Miriam Shor in the role of another reporter.