'Rent Live!' goes pretaped after star breaks foot

Brennin Hunt

Although the revival of the live TV musical is still of relatively recent vintage, if the ratings are anything to go by, the novelty of the rescued-from-the-mothballs format appears to have worn off.

"Breaking my foot last night was not fun but it's been great being back on set with everybody", Hunt explained on his Instagram Story.

His unfortunate situation also earned the actor some encouragement from the show's original Roger, Adam Pascal. "A visit to the hospital confirmed that Brennin Hunt, our Roger, had broken his foot and will be unable to perform tonight".

Producers promised the show would go on but it really didn't. This can't happen.' But everybody.it was handsome because everybody in the cast and crew just showered me with love and just gave me positive vibes all night.

He concluded: 'In the words of [Rent creator] Jonathan Larson, no day but today'.

Prior to the show, Fox Entertainment & 20th Century Fox Television opened up about Hunt's injury in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. Due to the untimely injury, Fox told The Hollywood Reporter that some recorded segments from Saturday's dress rehearsal will be used during the live broadcast, a tactic that has been used previously in live musical broadcasts.

Originally created to air live, "Rent" had its wings clipped quite a bit after one of the principal performers, Brennin Hunt, broke his foot on Saturday during a dress rehearsal.

The decision left many viewers upset, especially because the broadcast had a decidedly "this is the dress rehearsal" kind of vibe. "But in the spirit of 'Rent, ' everyone - producers and cast, original and current - is dedicated to ensuring that tonight's broadcast must, and will, go on". Networks have often relied on recordings of dress rehearsals to replace sections of the live broadcast as needed, based on unforeseen events. It contains the memorable songs "Seasons of Love" and "Another Day".