Yesterday afternoon, Kristin Chenoweth was taken to the hospital after a piece of set lighting equipment knocked her on the head.
Medics arrived at 5:07 PM EST at the New York set of CBS “The Good Wife” and treated Kristin Chenoweth by giving her an oxygen mask, putting a neck brace on her and lifting her onto a stretcher, before she was put into the ambulance and taken to the hospital.
A source at the production of the CBS show told TMZ, “Kristin was struck by a piece of lighting equipment that collapsed because of a large gust of wind.”
TMZ spoke with another witness who was on the scene at the time and said, “That area is a vortex for wind and a big gust of wind blew the lighting off the scaffolding. I thought she was dead at first.”
Another witness, Valeriu Critac, who called 911, spoke with New York Post, “It happened so fast, so obviously there was no time to waste. There was a little blood on the sidewalk. She wasn’t moving. I looked at her and she had her eyes closed.”
“She’s doing OK. She’s going to spend the night,” one of Kristin Chenoweth’s friends said last night.
Kristin Chenoweth publicist, Jill Fritzo, said Thursday that Chenoweth was home recovering peacefully and she “thanks everyone for their prayers and good wishes.”
CBS network released a statement saying, “All of us at the studio and the show are thinking about Kristin and wishing her a quick recovery.”
This isn’t the first accident on set for Kristin Chenoweth. In 2011, she fell down concrete stairs and hurt her back while on the set of “Glee.” Then, in 2006, she fell from the stage during rehearsals for a Broadway show of “The Apple Tree.” It doesn’t stop there either. In 2003, Kristin Chenoweth hurt her neck while working on the set of “Wicked.” Talk about bad luck on set.
Kristin Chenoweth Injured on Set of “The Good Wife”
Kristin Chenoweth is rushed to the hospital.