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Wayne Brady Hurt on Stage in 'Hamilton,' Returns Next Day

He took over the role of Aaron Burr in Chicago's production of the hit show Jan. 17

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    Host Wayne Brady speaks on stage at the 17th Annual Golden Trailer Awards on May 04, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. Brady is playing Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of the hit play "Hamilton."

    Wayne Brady says he had to abandon a performance of "Hamilton" in Chicago because he hurt his leg during the show.

    The improv comedian and game show host, who is playing Aaron Burr at The PrivateBank Theatre, told the Chicago Sun-Times that he jumped off a stair during the first act of the Saturday afternoon show and "felt a pop in (his) calf."

    He says his leg then seized up.

    Brady's understudy replaced him for the rest of that show, but he returned to perform Saturday night and Sunday.

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    Brady won a Primetime Emmy Award for "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and a Daytime Emmy Award as host of "The Wayne Brady Show." He took over the role of Burr in Chicago Jan. 17.