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Kristin Chenoweth drops out of 'The Good Wife' after injury

08/13/2012 by Kristina Lopez

Kristin Chenoweth will not return to her role on "The Good Wife."

The 44-year-old actress released a statement on Monday, August 13, saying that she is unable to return to the recurring role on the CBS legal drama due to injuries she sustained while filming an episode on set in July.

"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," Chenoweth said in a statement according to ABC News. "Getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern."

Chenoweth will still appear as her reporter character in the season premiere, airing September 30.

The Broadway star was hospitalized on July 10 after a gust of wind blew a piece of lighting equipment out of place on the show's Brooklyn set and the equipment struck Chenoweth on the head. Chenoweth sported a neck brace while at the hospital. She was released the following day.

The actress was still talking about being in pain her official Twitter page as recently as August 8.

"Today not best 'pain' day," she wrote. "Remaining positive. (I think)."

The political drama stars Julianna Margulies as a lawyer named Alicia Florrick. She is married to Peter (Chris Noth), a disgraced state attorney who plans to run for governor.

Chenoweth won a Tony Award for her role in Broadway's "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and is also known for originating the role of Glinda in the musical "Wicked." She also won an Emmy for her work on "Pushing Daisies."

She previously starred on the short-lived ABC sitcom "GCB," which was canceled after two months on-air.

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