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Phew! It looks like Kristin Chenoweth is going to be okay. On Wednesday, the actress was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a piece of falling lighting equipment on the New York City set of The Good Wife. Today, Chenoweth released a statement saying that she is recovering at home from her scary-sounding head injury.
"Kristin has been released from the hospital and is home recovering," says the actress' rep. "She thanks everyone for their prayers and well wishes."
The accident occurred on Wednesday evening while Chenoweth, 43, was filming a guest spot on the CBS legal drama. According to TMZ, a guest of wind blew a large piece of lighting equipment off the scaffolding, hitting the 4'11" actress "square in the head" and knocking her "out cold." Paramedics fitted her for a neck brace on the set, and took her away in a stretcher. Although things looked pretty serious in the paparazzi photos, a representative for the New York Fire Department described Chenoweth's injuries as "minor."
While she recovers, the actress has received an outpouring of Twitter love from her famous friends. The cast of Glee, on which Kristin has been a recurring guest star, has been especially supportive, with Jenna Ushkowitz, Dot-Marie Jones, and Idina Menzel wishing her well. And actress Kathy Najimy is posting updates on Chenoweth's recovery, as well as encouraging fans to keep her in their thoughts.
"OK @KChenoweth is home now. recovering. i have given her all your love. more to come," Najimy wrote on Thursday afternoon. "Send a ton of healing vibes to her. she feels em'."