Kristin Chenoweth Leaves The Good Wife After Head Injury

Celebrity News Aug. 13, 2012 AT 4:50PM
Actress Kristin Chenoweth attends Digitas & The Third Act Present NewFront 2012 on April 26, 2012 in New York City. Actress Kristin Chenoweth attends Digitas & The Third Act Present NewFront 2012 on April 26, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Digitas

Kristin Chenoweth needs a little more time to mend.

The actress, 44, is leaving CBS' The Good Wife -- on which she had a recurring role -- after an onset injury 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 told Us Weekly on Monday. "[I'm] getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern."

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Chenoweth's last Good Wife appearance will be on the season 4 premiere Sept. 30.

Adds a source to Us: "She may return in the future, but right now she needs more time to heal. The producers said she is welcome back any time."

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The award-winning star sustained a hit on her head after being hit with a piece of lighting equipment -- which collapsed from a large gust of wind on the Brooklyn set of the show in early July.

Paramedics responded to a 911 call and treated her on set with a neck brace. The Broadway star was put on a stretcher and taken to a nearby hospital.

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As she recuperates, the occasional Glee guest star also gave thanks to her supportive fans via Twitter.  "To my fans: im readin all my get well/bday cards. THANK YOU . . .There is a girl that did a "get well video" and i am dying! So funny. Its to "say a little prayer for u!"

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