'Rent Live' not live after star Brennin Hunt breaks foot

This image released by Fox shows Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis from the musical "Rent."
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This image released by Fox shows Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis from the musical "Rent."

Credit: Pamela Littky

Credit: Pamela Littky

"No day but today"? Well, not quite.

Fox's plan to air a live broadcast Sunday of the hit musical "Rent" hit a snag when one of the lead performers broke his foot.

According to The Associated Press, actor and singer Brennin Hunt, who played Roger, suffered the injury Saturday during a rehearsal. With no understudy for Sunday's broadcast, the network ended up airing prerecorded footage from dress rehearsal until the live finale, which also included members of the original Broadway cast.

Vanessa Hudgens (Maureen), Jordan Fisher (Mark) and other cast members informed viewers of the change a few minutes into Sunday's broadcast.

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"Last night during our performance in front of a live audience, one of our cast members sustained an injury," actress Hudgens said. "A visit to the hospital confirmed that Brennin Hunt, our Roger, has broken his foot and will be unable to perform tonight."

Fisher added: "Most of what you'll see tonight will come from last night's performance, but we have all rallied together to rework the final act so that all of us, including Brennin, and the original Broadway cast of 'Rent' can perform it for you live."

As promised, Hunt, wearing a cast, joined his co-stars for the show's final moments.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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