Kristin Chenoweth Hints at Serious Health Issue; Asks Fans to Keep Her in Their Prayers
UPDATE - 1 pm: Chenoweth has updated fans on her condition, citing neck trouble as the source of her disabling symptoms. At approximately 12 noon, the actress tweeted: "Thanks for all the good vibes everyone. Stupid ole neck flares up again. Thanks for the ' neck ' support ! :)"
Star of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth has turned to Twitter to share news that she may be facing a serious health issue and asks her fans to keep her in their prayers this week.
The TV, film and Broadway star tweeted yesterday: "Back in la. Unable to move. Numbness and tingling in arm. Going to cedars dr tomorrow. Ah anyone who prays please do!"
This morning she followed up by tweeting: "Waiting on MRI results. No matter what I will be ok. Thanks everything for praying and sending good vibes. #thinkingpositive"
In 2012, Chenoweth was seriously injured while on the set of CBS's The Good Wife when a piece of lighting equipment fractured her skull and left her with rib/hip problems.
BWW sends the beloved actress our best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth's career spans film, television, voice over, and stage, effortlessly. She received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the ABC series "Pushing Daisies." More recently, Chenoweth lit up the stage of McKinley High as a former student who returned to town on Fox's hit comedy, "Glee." In her role as "Glee's" quirky ex-songstress, April Rhodes, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a People's Choice Award in the category of "Favorite TV Guest Star." Though Kristin has often come into our living rooms on hit shows such as "The West Wing" (where she starred as Annabeth Schott) and as a guest judge on both American Idol and Project Runway, she may be most remembered by Broadway lovers everywhere for her origination of the role of Glinda the Good Witch in "Wicked," which earned her a Tony Award Nomination. In addition, her Tony-winning performance in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," stole the show, and many hearts, in the process.
Chenoweth recently wrapped production on the upcoming Universal film, "The Boy Next Door," with Jennifer Lopez, and is currently in production on several other film projects, including: "A Bet's A Bet" with Mena Suvari and Eric Roberts, and the indie teen drama, Hard Sell. This spring, Kristin once again reinvents herself, this time as a poisonous frog named Gaby, in Blue Sky Studio's, "Rio 2." She will also be featured in a guest arc on the TV Land series, "Kirstie,"? and recently returned for the 100th episode of "Glee."
In addition to her much-anticipated appearances on both the small and big screens, Kristin sold out Carnegie Hall for the third time on May 3rd in her show "The Evolution of a Soprano;" musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. She performed songs from her latest album, "Some Lessons Learned," as well as some of her most memorable songs from Broadway's "Wicked," "Promises Promises," and her performances on "Glee." Also this July, Kristin traveled across the pond for her much-anticipated solo performance at the celebrated Royal Albert Hall in London.
A veteran of the concert stage, Kristin has performed to sold-out crowds in concert halls across the country. In 2013, she made her Australian national touring debut, headlining the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and performing at the famed Sydney Opera House. She made national headlines with her stunning renditions of Hollywood's most beloved songs from classic films, when she performed to a sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2013, Kristin also performed to a sold-out audience at The Allen Room in New York's acclaimed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, with her show - "Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway... All of 'Em!!!," directed by Richard Jay Alexander, which also aired on PBS.
Additional touring highlights include: a sold-out Los Angeles solo debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a sold-out solo concert at The Metropolitan Opera House - and the third theater star ever to present a solo concert at the MET, an evening at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the Washington National Opera's 50th Anniversary Gala withPlacido Domingo, a solo concert at Sam Mendes' acclaimed, Donmar Warehouse, as part of the Divas at Donmar series, and collaborations with renowned symphonies, including - The New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.
In addition to her starring roles on stage and screen, in 2009, Kristin also wrote an uplifting and candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, in, "A Little Bit Wicked," which was released by Simon & Schuster, and debuted at # 12 on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List.
It's no secret that Kristin wears her heart on her sleeve when it comes to her love of theater, which was also the catalyst for her charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BA PAC) Foundation in her home town (in Oklahoma). The Kristin Chenoweth Theater at the BA PAC, renamed in 2012 to celebrate its biggest advocate, supporter, and celebrated role model to aspiring hometown performers, welcomes internationally acclaimed concert artists and Broadway productions, provides educational outreach and master classes with touring artists, after-school and summer arts institutes, scholarship programs, community enrichment and opportunities for students to travel and perform on a national level.