Kristin Chenoweth Leaves The Good Wife Due to On-Set Injury

Chenoweth was set to play a smart and savvy political reporter in a multi-episode arc

By Tierney Bricker
|  Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012  |  Updated 8:11 AM CDT
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Actress Kristin Chenoweth poses in the press room during the 60th annual DGA Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on January 26, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Kristin Chenoweth's case is closed.

The actress is leaving The Good Wife due to injuries she sustained on the set of the Julianna Margulies-led drama in July, a rep for Chenoweth confirms to E! News.

Chenoweth was set to play a smart and savvy political reporter in a multi-episode arc.

Check out what Chenoweth had to say after her on-set injury

"It is with deep regret to inform everyone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to The Good Wife," Chenoweth said in a statement. "[I'm] getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern." People first reported the news of Chenoweth's exit.

Chenoweth will still appear in The Good Wife's season four premiere, set to air on Monday, Sept. 30. There is a possibility for the star to return in the future.

Good Wife star Christine Baranski recently talked about Chenoweth's injury at CBS' TCA press tour with our Kristin Dos Santos, saying, "Oh, we were all very concerned. I know she's maybe filming this week because she has quite a few episodes and a marvelous role. But she seemed superexcited to be on the show. It really was a fluke. Sudden gust of wind, and of course she's a sparrow. She was a sparrow in heels that high [makes an imaginary platform with her hands], and she just went flunk [gestures toward the ground]. No, we look forward to having her back. I think she's doing well."

Read all about Chenoweth's on-set accident here

On Aug. 8, the pint-sized vocal powerhouse tweeted, "Today not best "pain" day. Remaining positive. (I think)"

Last month, Chenoweth was rushed to the hospital from the show's Brooklyn set after she was hit by a piece of lighting equipment. After the accident, the 44-year-old tweeted, "To all my fans: thank you for support and love! Doin better everyday. More to come when im Able!" She later added, "Sounds dramatic: but im thankful to be here. I love this life! And am grateful! GoodnIght XO"

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