Kristin Chenoweth Says Hair Extensions Saved Her Life When Lighting Equipment Fell on Her Head in 2012

Kristin Chenoweth

The extensions subdued the severity of a skull fracture the actress suffered after being hit with lighting equipment while filming The Good Wife

KRISTIN CHENOWETH’S HAIR extensions helped save her life after she suffered a debilitating injury on the set of The Good Wife in 2012.

While filming the CBS drama, Chenoweth was struck in the face by a piece of lighting equipment, which then knocked her against a curb. Chenoweth suffered multiple injuries, including cracked ribs, a broken nose, some broken teeth, and, as she explained on Watch What Happens Live, a seven-inch skull fracture.

“My hair extensions, you know, saved my [life],” Chenoweth noted. “It made the hairline fracture go together. My doctor said, ‘What are these metal things?’ I said, ‘They’re hair extensions.’ And he said, ‘They’ve saved your life.’”

Chenoweth then added with a grin, “So, anybody who wants to get hair extensions should — for your health!”

Over the past year, Chenoweth has started speaking up more about the accident and her injuries, as well as her initial decision not to say much about them at all. She wrote about her experience in an essay for the 2022 collection, My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves, while she also delved into it further in her new book, I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts.

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