“Entourage” actor Jeremy Piven has been advised by his doctor that he needed to pull out of a Broadway run of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow due to high levels of Mercury in his system recently. This has been attributed by his combination of eating large amounts of sushi and some Chinese herbs. Mamet found this funny and commented that Piven could now “pursue a career as a thermometer”.
This made Dr. Cocker of New York, who is treating Piven upset.
He said the jibe was “insensitive… unkind and unfair.” He continued, the comment “reflects a profound lack of understanding of a problem that can actually kill. Jeremy has been a trouper and did everything he could to fight extreme fatigue, among other things.”
Get well soon Piven!