Kristin Chenoweth Relies on Extra Oxygen for First Post-COVID Concert

During an appearance on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan', the 'Holidate' actress recalls how she made it through performing with the Utah Symphony orchestra at such high altitude in Park City.

AceShowbiz - Broadway star and actress Kristin Chenoweth had to suck up extra oxygen to make it through her first post-COVID concert at the weekend (July 10) - because she was singing at such high altitude.

The pint-sized stunner with a gigantic voice performed with the Utah Symphony orchestra on Saturday, July 10 in Park City, a ski resort and popular getaway in the mountains, which made getting back on stage after so long quite the challenge.

"I was extremely nervous," she told "Live with Kelly and Ryan". "I was on family vacation in Destin, Florida, at sea level, and I went directly to the highest place... I do suffer from asthma and I have vertigo so I had to kind of acclimate and they had these oxygen things. It kind of looks like you're huffing gasoline, but... it's oxygen."

Kristin not only made it through the show with flying colors, but fared better than she did a few years ago at the same lofty location.

"The last time I was there..., they brought out a big tank [of oxygen]. I was so out of shape," she groaned. "This time I was surprised at how well it went. I've been practising but there's nothing like doing a two-hour show after a year and a half."

"But I got to do it - I used the [oxygen] thing," the 52-year-old actress and singer continued recounting. "At the end of act one [of the show], I was leaning over just breathing, [telling myself] 'Take your break, don't rush it.' "

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