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Kristin Chenoweth drops out of ‘The Good Wife’ role following on-set injury

Kristin Chenoweth guest stars on “The Good Wife” as a political reporter. (JOHN PAUL FILO/CBS)

About a month after Kristin Chenoweth suffered a head injury during a recurring stint on the set of “The Good Wife,” the actress released a statement Monday saying that she will no longer continue with the multi-episode role.

Chenoweth, who says she is ”getting better slowly,” had been tapped to play a top political reporter on the CBS drama, and digs deep into the Florrick campaign and marriage.

In July, Chenoweth was taken to the hospital after a gust of wind on the show’s Brooklyn, N.Y., set knocked over a piece of equipment, which hit Chenoweth in the head.

“It is with deep regret to inform everyone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to The Good Wife.” [I’m] getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern,” Chenoweth said in a statement to People Magazine, which noted that she will still appear in the show’s season premiere in late September.

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.


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