'Veep' stars respond to Australian injured while laughing

The MP was left with a black eye and three stitches Pic Stan and Leo Perrett

The MP was left with a black eye and three stitches Pic Stan and Leo Perrett

Writers and actors of US satire show Veep have reacted incredulously to the news that an Australian politician required hospital treatment after knocking himself out while laughing at an episode in season six.

Apparently Perrett, from Queensland, was eating sushi while watching an episode of the show on Sunday night when he started choking and knocked himself unconscious.

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The 51-year-old was left with cuts to his face, a black eye and required three stitches in hospital. "And then he delivers the first shaving pun, like, 'you recently had a close shave with cancer.' Some of the rice went down the wrong way, I started choking and I kind of stumbled forward and knocked my head on the corner of the kitchen cabinet".

He said he ran from his living room and "somehow hit the edge of my kitchen island", knocking himself out.

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"It did make me laugh a lot when I saw that the Australian PM's people had been on the same mental journey and come up with the same meaningless phrase". Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the VP in the series, at first couldn't believe it - and she later told Perrett: "Take good care of yourself and for God's sakes - be careful!"

News of his plight reported in The Australian newspaper on Thursday drew an incredulous response from "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who tweeted: "I mean, c'mon, I'm actually having a hard time believing it". His wife found him covered in a pool of blood. "But the real question is - what episode?"

Responding to reports of the accident, co-star Timothy Simons tweeted: "Hahahahahahaha oh my god, oh my god".

Asked whether the state of modern politics made his job harder or easier, Mandel said, oddly it was harder. "We would like to apologise to Australia, our key ally in the Asia-Pacific region, for writing something that would cause bodily harm to your people".

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