While I was piddling around the apartment and making rental-car reservations, TMZ and Defamer reported this morning that the sushi-afflicted Jeremy Piven “was worried he was suffering from mononucleosis” two months ago (i.e., October), near the beginning of the run of the now-Pivenless Speed-The-Plow.

Plow‘s producer told TMZ that Piven had “complained of illnesses from the beginning of the show’s run in October. First, says the producer, Piven reported ‘low-level mono.’ After that, Piven told producers he was worried he might have Epstein-Barr virus. The final diagnosis, as his doctor stated publicly, was mercury poisoning from a two-a-day raw fish habit.”