Kristin Chenoweth recalls The Good Wife incident that ‘nearly killed her’ on set

Kristin Chenoweth talked about her serious injuries on the set of the CBS drama. good wifeHe says he regrets not suing the network.

The 54-year-old singer and actor joined the law series in 2012 as journalist Peggy Byrne, a recurring character. During filming, she was involved in an accident that “actually killed her,” she says. A short time later, she announced that she was leaving the show due to her injuries.

visible Watch What Happened Live with Andy CohenOn Monday, January 16, Chenoweth was asked a question about the incident, which is detailed in his new book. I’m Not a Philosopher, But I Have ThoughtsReleased today (January 17).

“Have you heard from anyone on CBS since you posted this in the book?” asked Cohen, Chenoweth nodded in response.

“I’m a little surprised you didn’t try to get some cash from them,” the host added.

“I didn’t do this out of fear and anxiety,” the Broadway star explained. “So never let fear rule your life.”

Cohen replied in surprise: “Wow… and do you regret it?”

Chenoweth nodded silently before sharing that he had “scars that have gone on longer than this.”

I wish I had listened to my father saying, ‘You’re going to want to do this’. And we’re not the family that sued, but when you were almost killed…’ he interrupted.

Chenoweth later described the lighting equipment accident in more detail.

“We were outside, on the corner, by the water. [at] a 7-Eleven, because that day was going to be a slurry – it was a free slurry day – and I heard something like the sound of a flagpole. I literally heard ‘We are losing the light’. I’ve heard of ‘action’. And I woke up in Bellevue [Hospital]said.

“[The lighting equipment] He hit me in the face and threw me on the pavement. Seven-inch skull fracture, hairline [fracture]and teeth and ribs.

She later recalled her doctor suggesting that hair extensions “could have saved her life” by “combining hairline breakage.”

“So anyone who wants to grow hair for your health should do it,” Chenoweth mocked.

    (Getty Images for Critics' Choice)

(Getty Images for Critics’ Choice)

This Bad star previously discussed the incident in a collection of articles in 2022, My Memoir: 106 Women Fighting for ThemselvesShe writes that she did not take legal action because she feared it would negatively affect her career.

“Several people on and off my team advised me that it would be unwise to try to hold CBS accountable for what is clearly their responsibility,” Chenoweth wrote (via Marie Claire). “I was told that if I sued a big network, I would never be able to work again. And that scared me.”

A statement from CBS at the time confirmed that “a wind had blown away the lightning bolt” and that Chenoweth was receiving medical care.

“All of us in the studio and on the show are thinking about Kristin and wishing her a speedy recovery,” the studio said.

Independent Contacted CBS for comment.

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