Injuries force Chenoweth to exit CBS' 'Good Wife'

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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2011 file photo, "Glee" cast member Kristin Chenoweth poses before the "Glee Sing-A-Long" event at Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif. Chenoweth issued a statement Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 expressing "deep regret" that she is unable to return to the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife," after sustaining injuries on set during filming. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Kristin Chenoweth says injuries she sustained while filming the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife" last month will prevent her from returning to the show.

In a statement issued Monday she expresses "deep regret" she'll be unable to return in her recurring role "at this time." She'll appear in the season premiere, airing Sept. 30.

The 44-year-old actress was hit on the head by a piece of equipment while on the show's New York City set July 11. She was briefly hospitalized.

She says she's "getting better slowly."

Chenoweth won a Tony Award for her role in Broadway's "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and an Emmy for her work on "Pushing Daisies." Last season she starred in the short-lived series "GCB."