Kristin Chenoweth talks 'Good Wife' injury, calls Josh Charles her 'angel'
Kristin Chenoweth appears to be on the mend after being injured in a fall on the set of "The Good Wife" two months ago and opened up about the accident on "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael."
"When something falls from the sky onto your head, and you don't know it's coming, the good news for someone who passes away quickly - they don't know what happened to them," Chenoweth joked on the September 7 episode of the show, whose name was changed from "LIVE! with Kelly" following the addition of co-host Michael Strahan earlier this week.
Chenoweth, 44, had been filming the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife" in Brooklyn when a lighting fixture fell and hit her on the head, causing her to fall and hit her head a second time on a curb. She suffered a skull fracture was hospitalized for a day and given a neck brace. She appeared on "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" without the brace.
The actress thanked her "Good Wife" co-star Josh Charles for tending to her injuries.
"He's my angel," Chenoweth said. "He was there and held my hand."
The Broadway star and TV actress, who won an Emmy in 2009 for her work on the show "Pushing Daisies," maintained a positive attitude about her ordeal, joking that all of the get well baked-goods were catching up to her.
"The truth is, I've put on a couple pounds," Chenowith continued.
"Nothing says heal a skull fracture like a carbohydrate," Ripa joked.
"The Good Wife" returns for its fourth season at 9 p.m. on September 30. Chenoweth will appear in the premiere episode alongside Julianna Marguilies and Christine Baranski. She plays a political journalist and was supposed to appear on several episodes but announced that she was forced to pull out of her full commitment due to the accident.
"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 an August 13 statement according to ABC News. "Getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern."
While the star was forced to back out of her recurring role, she did Tweet on August 31 that she returned to the set post-injury to shoot a little more for the legal drama.
"I was able to go back a shoot a short scene with Alan Cumming on The Good Wife. #blessing!," she Tweeted.
The actress is a country singer and Broadway star who originated the role of Glinda in the musical "Wicked" and won a Tony for playing Sally Brown in the show "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Chenoweth recently starred on the ABC comedy series, "GCB," which was canceled after two months on-air, sparking a huge outcry from fans. Chenoweth has also appeared on the FOX series "Glee."