Watch David Letterman’s Heart-Stopping April Fools’ Prank on Kristin Chenoweth

updated 04/02/2014 AT 10:10 AM ET

originally published 04/02/2014 AT 9:00 AM ET

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If Kristin Chenoweth never wanted to do The Late Show again, we’d understand.

The Broadway star was a guest on David Letterman’s show Tuesday, and discussed an accident that occurred in 2012: A piece of lighting equipment fell on her on the set of The Good Wife, requiring an overnight hospital stay.

That’s when Letterman pulled an April Fools’ prank.

“No matter where I’m at, I always look up. Because I wanna know, you know, if anything’s gonna fall,” Chenoweth said. “Well, sure,” Letterman agreed, immediately before a sandbag dropped on his desk a few feet from a startled Chenoweth.

“I’m sweating in between my cleavage!” Chenoweth said after crossing herself. Of course, the stunt was planned, and the star was never in any real danger.

Chenoweth was a great sport about the whole thing, and continued, undeterred by falling debris, to promote her new animated film, Rio 2, like a champ.

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