Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, who hails from Broken Arrow, said this morning she is still recovering from a skull fracture and other injuries she sustained in a July accident on the set of the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife.”
According to USA Today, Chenoweth, 44, appeared this morning on “Live! with Kelly & Michael” and shared with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan some details about the accident, which occurred during a New York location shoot and caused her to be briefly hospitalized.
“I’m doing so much better than I was,” Chenoweth said, describing the incident like this:
“Basically a big lighting thing … fell and hit me. Knocked me out, knocked my face and slammed me down to the ground. … The back of my head got hit on the curb. …I had a skull fracture, rib issue and neck issue and a hip issue. I’m issue-ridden, but I’m getting better.”
She added, “I wear my neck brace on and off,” and she patted the back of her head, “This is healing.”
The actress said when she woke up, co-star Josh Charles was holding her hand, according to the Associated Press.
“He’s my angel,” Chenoweth said.
The Oklahoma native also said she lost an earring and a shoe during the frightening incident, and “I don’t know where those are today.” She joked that “The Good Wife” folks let her keep the rest of the outfit that she was wearing, according to USA Today.
When former NFL star Strahan asked if her memory, speech or energy level had been affected, Chenoweth said, “I couldn’t really form a sentence really well after it happened. I’m the queen of multi-tasking. I’m not so good at that right now,” according to USA Today.
“That’s been interesting, but that’s getting better,” she added, “I’m grateful. It could have been so much worse.”
The seemingly ever-chipper Chenoweth also said she’d gained a few pounds from all the goodies sent by fans, friends and family wishing her well.
“It made me feel so loved.”
Although her injuries forced to give up her planned recurring role on “The Good Wife,” Chenoweth will appear on its Sept. 30 season premiere.
In addition, Chenoweth will appear Monday on the second season premiere of “Anderson Live,” Anderson Cooper’s daily syndicated talk show.