Kristin Chenoweth Leaves 'The Good Wife' Following Injury

Kristin Chenoweth is still recovering from her injury on the set of The Good Wife and is therefore not returning to the primetime drama.

The stage and screen actress, 44, is leaving her recurring role the hit CBS series because of the July accident that led to her injury and hospitalization.

"It is with deep regret to inform everyone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to The Good Wife at this time," Chenoweth told Us Weekly on Monday. "[I'm] getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern."

Chenoweth, who played a political reporter, will make her final appearance (for now) on the show's season 4 premiere scheduled for Sept. 30.

"We enjoyed having Kristin on the show and would love to have her back when she's feeling better," CBS Television Studios said in a statement.

Ther door remain open, however, for Chenoweth to return to the political drama some time in the future.

Adds a source to Us: "She may return in the future, but right now she needs more time to heal. The producers said she is welcome back any time."

Costar Christine Baranski expressed her concern for Chenoweth during the show's TCA promotional tour last month: "Oh, we were all very concerned. I know she's maybe filming this week because she has quite a few episodes and a marvelous role. But she seemed superexcited to be on the show," she told E! News. "It really was a fluke. Sudden gust of wind, and of course she's a sparrow. She was a sparrow in heels that high [makes an imaginary platform with her hands], and she just went flunk [gestures toward the ground]. No, we look forward to having her back. I think she's doing well."

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