Ailing Piven May Bail on Broadway

Sick actor has missed three Broadway performances
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 17, 2008 4:47 PM CST
Piven walks off stage following his October opening-night performance of "Speed the Plow."   (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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(Newser) – Jeremy Piven has been knocked out by an illness so severe his docs suggest abandoning his new Broadway role, TMZ reports. Piven—best known as Ari Gold on HBO's Entourage—has missed three performances of Speed-the-Plow. Doctors advise he end his run with the show pronto, his rep says. The agent didn't dish out what's ailing the Emmy and Golden Globe winner, though Life & Style chalks it up to exhaustion.