Kristin Chenoweth leaves 'The Good Wife' after on-set injury

Actress Kristin Chenoweth attends The Roundabout Theatre 2012

Actress Kristin Chenoweth attends The Roundabout Theatre 2012 Spring Gala "From Screen to Stage" dinner and auction at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. (March 12, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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The injury Kristin Chenoweth suffered last month on the set of "The Good Wife" has forced her to leave her recurring role as a political reporter on the hit CBS drama.

"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 said in a statement to People magazine Monday. "[I'm] getting better slowly, and thank you, everyone, for your concern."

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Chenoweth, 44, will appear on the season-four opener on Sept. 30, People said.

The singer-actress, who won a 1999 Tony Award for featured actress in a musical for the Broadway revival of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," as well as a 2009 Emmy for supporting actress in a comedy, for "Pushing Daisies," sustained head injuries on "The Good Wife's" Brooklyn set when a piece of lighting equipment fell on her. She was hospitalized and released the following day.

CBS Television Studios, which produces "The Good Wife," issued a statement Monday afternoon saying, "We enjoyed having Kristin on the show and would love to have her back when she's feeling better."

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