Graham Perrett, an Australian politician, laughed so hard at the season six premiere of the HBO comedy that he started choking on his sushi dinner. The choking caused him to stumble and knock his head on a cabinet, knocking himself out. He received three stitches and a black eye from his enjoyment of the episode.
"I mean, c'mon, I'm actually having a hard time believing it," Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfustweeted with a link to the news. "But the real question is—what episode?" The Emmy-winning actress didn't have to wait long for a response to her query.
In the premiere episode, Timothy Simons' Jonah Ryan shaved his head, faking cancer.
"We'll tone it down a bit next year for this guy's sake or maybe send him some edited [episodes]," Simons tweeted. Perrett told BuzzFeed his wife found him unconscious on the floor, covered in blood. "I must have been out for only a few seconds because when I came to again, I was still laughing at Jonah," he said. The moment that got him? When Dan Egan (Reid Scott) made his first shaving pun to Jonah during a live interview.