The award-winning actress was “knocked out cold” after being hit “square in the head” by falling equipment, according to a witness
Kristin Chenoweth was injured Wednesday on the Williamsburg set of the CBS legal drama, The Good Wife as a piece of falling scaffolding struck her in the head, sources told The Post.
Kristin Chenoweth, 43, was knocked unconscious for a brief time and suffered a seizure for about 30 seconds, according to the sources. The pint-sized actress was on set filming her guest appearance for the program when the construction equipment fell about 15 feet and hit her, the sources said.
A FDNY spokesman told The Daily News that paramedics responded to the scene of the incident, North 6th St. and Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, about 5:05 p.m.
The actress was rushed by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital where she was listed in stable condition. A FDNY official told AP that the actress was being treated for “minor injuries.”
A witness to the accident told TMZ that Kristin Chenoweth was struck “square in the head” by the equipment and that she was “knocked out cold.”
“I thought she was dead at first,” the witness said, adding the actress slammed her head onto concrete during her fall.
The witness added that the area near the East River on Kent Avenue and North 6th street is known to be windy.
“That area is a vortex of wind . . . and a big gust of wind blew the lighting off the scaffolding,” the witness continued.
CBS Television Studios released a statement regarding the incident that reads: “This afternoon, while filming a scene for The Good Wife in Brooklyn, a gust of wind blew a lighting silk out of place striking actress Kristin Chenoweth. She received treatment on the scene by the show’s medic until a New York Fire Department emergency medical team arrived and transported her to the hospital. All of us at the studio and the show are thinking about Kristin and wishing her a quick recovery.”
Kristin Chenoweth will have a recurring role during the next season of The Good Wife. Chenoweth starred as the original “Glinda” on Broadway’s Wicked and has recently appeared on ABC’s GCB. Chenoweth won a Tony Award for her role in Broadway’s You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The actress also earned an Emmy for her work on Pushing Daisies.