Kristin Chenoweth: ‘Don’t ever let fear rule your life’

Kristin Chenoweth regrets not suing over her Good Wife injuries
Kristin Chenoweth regrets not suing over her Good Wife injuries
Kristin Chenoweth regrets not suing over the injuries she sustained on 'The Good Wife.'

The 54-year-old actress joined the cast of the legal drama in 2012 but was “practically killed” when a piece of lighting equipment struck her in the face and explained that “fear and anxiety” stopped her from taking legal action over the incident.

She said: “I didn’t [sue] out of fear and anxiety, so don’t ever let fear rule your life. I have long-standing injuries from that. I wished I had listened to my dad, who said, ‘You’re gonna wanna do this.’ And we’re not the suing family, but when you’re practically killed…

Kristin Chenoweth in The Good Wife

“I heard, like, a flagpole sound. I literally heard, ‘We’re losing the light.’ I heard, ‘Action.’ And I woke up at Bellevue [Hospital]. It hit me in the face and it threw me into a curb. Seven-inch skull fracture, hairline [fracture], and teeth and ribs.”

The former ‘Wicked’ star – who quit ‘The Good Wife’ immediately after the ordeal and ultimately appeared as journalist Peggy Byrne in just two episodes of the fourth season – went on to add that she later found out that her hair extensions “saved [her] life” as she jokingly urged fans to have fake hair pieces fitted for themselves for the sake of their own health.

Speaking on ‘Watch What Happens Live’, she told host Andy Cohen: “My hair extensions, you know, made the hairline fracture go together. My doctor said, ‘What are these metal things?’ And I said, ‘They’re hair extensions.’ And he said, ‘They saved your life!’ So, anyone who wants to get hair extensions should, for your health

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