David Letterman plays April Fools' Day prank on Kristin Chenoweth on "Late Show"

Kristin Chenoweth appears on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on April 1, 2014.  CBS

Kristin Chenoweth got a bit of a scare on Tuesday, courtesy of an April Fools' Day prank during her appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman."

During her sit-down, the actress was asked about the 2012 accident that happened to her on the set of "The Good Wife," when she was struck in the head by a piece of lighting equipment and was briefly hospitalized.

After telling host David Letterman about her injuries, she added, "Because that happened, no matter where I'm at, I always look up. Because I wanna know, you know, if anything's gonna fall."

"Well, sure," Letterman agreed, before a sandbag suddenly dropped onto his desk, startling the Broadway star.

She gave a shout, then immediately began laughing. "I'm sweating in-between my cleavage!" she exclaimed after crossing herself. "Dave, Dave -- it's April Fools! You got me!"

You can see the prank (and the entire episode) at the "Late Show" website. Chenoweth's appearance begins around the 18:30 mark.

Chenoweth was a good sport about the whole thing, and even sang for the late-night host after the prank. Watch her rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" below:


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