She made hair extensions “pop”.
Kristin Chenoweth claimed Monday that the wig she wore while filming the CBS drama “The Good Wife” in 2012 saved her life in an on-set accident in Brooklyn .
According to the “Wicked” star, she was at a 7-11 when the incident involving the lighting equipment happened because she was craving a Slurpee.
“I heard the flagpole. I heard, ‘We’re losing the light’, and I heard, ‘Action’—I woke up in Bellevue [hospital]the 54-year-old actress told Andy Cohen In “Watch Live!”
“It hit me in the face and threw me to the curb, [causing] 7 inch skull fracture, hairline cracks and fractures [in my nose] And cracked teeth and ribs,” she recalled of the accident.
According to Chenoweth’s doctors, if the “GCB” star had had extension cords removed from her long blonde locks, she wouldn’t be alive today.
“My hair extension saved my life,” Chenoweth said. “They have the hairline fractured together.”
“My doctor said, ‘What are these metal things,’ and I said, ‘They’re hair extensions,’ and he said, ‘They saved your life,'” the “Vacation” star said. “So, for your health, anyone who wants to have hair extensions should do so.”
Cohen — who asked the “Pushing Daisies” star to promote her new book, “I’m Not a Philosopher, But I Have Ideas: A Mini-Meditation for Saints, Sinners and the Rest of Us” — asked the singer if she had thought about the pressing charges.
“Out of fear and anxiety, I didn’t do it. So never let fear rule your life,” replied the singer, who left the show due to the aftermath of the incident.
“I was injured for a long time in that accident, so I wish I had listened to my dad and he said, ‘You’re going to want to do this.'” And we’re not a suing family, but when you When nearly killed, you know…”
In an essay published in 2022, Chenoweth said she had kept quiet about the matter for years because she didn’t want to be seen as “weak and broken,” noting that it’s hard for women working in Hollywood. especially difficult.
“In the entertainment industry, as is the case in many other industries, when someone is considering hiring you for a role, they want to know that you are ready to run,” Chenoweth wrote in the article.
“I’ve been told by several people on my team and outside it that it’s unwise to try to hold CBS accountable for what is clearly their responsibility … I’ve been told I’ll never work again if I sue a major network ,” she continued. “That scared me. I let the fear get the better of me and did what a lot of people — especially women — do when they’re up against someone or something bigger than themselves. I shrunk.”
She added that she endured “daily pain from head to toe” and “hundreds of doctor’s appointments” in the aftermath.
In 2013, Chenoweth told the Post that her nose and teeth had “cracked open”, adding that her head “slammed” on the pavement during the accident and suffered lingering swelling and bruising, among other things question.
“The important thing is that my head is back to normal. I had some memory issues at first, which was pretty scary,” she said at the time. “I’m happy to report that I’m back in the game.”