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OTRC: Kristin Chenoweth released from hospital after 'Good Wife' set accident

Kristin Chenoweth appears in a promotional still for 'Good Christian Belles.'

Kristin Chenoweth has been released from a New York hospital a day after she was treated for a head injury she had sustained on the set of "The Good Wife."

The 43-year-old actress and singer was filming a guest role on the Brooklyn set of the popular CBS crime drama on Wednesday afternoon when she was hit by a piece of lighting equipment.

"Kristin has been released from the hospital and is home recovering," Chenoweth's spokesperson said on Thursday, July 12, in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. "She thanks everyone for their prayers and well wishes."

The actress had also received medical treatment on the set after the accident before she was treated at the hospital.

On Thursday, Chenoweth was seen at the hospital sporting a neck brace and "smiling as she climbed out of bed on her own and - dressed in a blue hospital gown - made it to a chair with the help of a male visitor," according to The New York Daily News, adding that while she moved "gingerly," she "appeared upbeat."

Chenoweth is set to play a reported on the fourth season of "The Good Wife," which premieres on September 30. The political drama which stars Julianna Margulies as a lawyer named Alicia Florrick. She is married to Peter, a disgraced state attorney who plans to run for governor. Chenoweth plays a reporter.

"Chenoweth will match wits with both Alicia and Peter in her role as a top-of-her-game political reporter who wants to know more about the Florrick campaign and marriage," CBS said in a statement on its websiteCBS said in a statement on its website.

The actress is a country singer and Broadway star who originated the role of Glinda in the musical "Wicked" and won a Tony for playing Sally Brown in the show "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Chenoweth recently starred on the ABC comedy series, "GCB," which was canceled after two months on-air, sparking a huge outcry from fans. Chenoweth also appeared on shows such as "Glee" and "Pushing Daisies."

CBS also announced on Wednesday that Amanda Peet has been cast in a recurring role on "The Good Wife." She was last seen in the NBC sitcom "Bent," which was canceled earlier this year after six episodes.

"Peet will play a military lawyer who sues a contract worker for an attempted sexual assault," CBS said in a statement on its website. "After trying to pursue the case pro se, she hires Alicia as her lawyer and the two become confidants and then friends."

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