Kristin Chenoweth off "The Good Wife" for now, needs more time to recover

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Actress Kristin Chenoweth attends Digitas & The Third Act Present NewFront 2012 on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Digitas) Michael Loccisano

Kristin Chenoweth attends Digitas & The Third Act Present NewFront 2012 on April 26, 2012, in New York.
(CBS/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 for now. She needs more time to recover before returning to the series.

In a statement Chenoweth expressed "deep regret" she'll be unable to return in her recurring role "at this time." Her publicist, Jill Fritzo, told Chenoweth is welcome back to the series when she feels up to it.

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CBS TV Studios released the following statement: "We enjoyed having Kristin on the show and would love to have her back when she's feeling better."

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 on 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." She has appeared on "Glee" and "Hot in Cleveland," and has a role in the upcoming film, "Hit and Run," which opens in theaters on Aug. 24.

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