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Kristin Chenoweth: 'issue-ridden,' 'getting better' after accident

September 07, 2012|By Jessica Gelt
  • Kristin Chenoweth is on the mend after a serious injury sustained on the set of "The Good Wife."
Kristin Chenoweth is on the mend after a serious injury sustained on the… (Carlo Allegri / Associated…)

Kristin Chenoweth suffered injuries far greater than many realized when she was knocked down by falling equipment on the Brooklyn set of her hit show "The Good Wife."

Making her first TV appearance since the July accident caused her to be removed from set on a stretcher and taken to Bellevue Hospital, the 44-year-old actress talked on Friday's "Live! With Kelly & Michael" about just how badly she had been hurt.

"Basically a big lighting thing fell and hit me. [It] knocked me out, knocked my face and slammed me down to the ground. The back of my head got hit on the curb," she said. "I had a skull fracture, rib issue and neck issue and a hip issue. I'm issue-ridden, but I'm getting better."

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She also said that she still wears a neck brace on occasion.

Fortunately she didn't suffer any brain damage from the traumatic head injury, which caused a 5 and 1/2 inch skull fracture, but she did tell new co-host Michael Strahan that she can still be a little foggy from time to time.

"I couldn't really form a sentence really well after it happened," she said. "I'm the queen of multi-tasking. I'm not so good at that right now. I'll be like, 'Mom, are you talking on the thing that you push, the phone?"

Still Chenoweth was in good spirits and said she was just grateful that the incident wasn't worse.


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