Piven was sidelined from "Speed the Plow" last December after suffering mercury poisoning from bad sushi.
Mercury, what mercury?
Piven’s dining choices have been scrutinized ever since he dropped out of a Broadway production of David Mamet’s “Speed the Plow,” claiming mercury poisoning from overindulging in sushi.
The Whitefish at Gibsons is reported to have low levels of mercury, and it’s cooked, but don’t let that stop the snickering. Apparently the Piven fish story has legs.
Piven sent the pub theater a cease-and-desist letter.