Letterman: Now can I suggest a couple of scenarios?
Letterman: Alec went to the producers and said, “I can’t take it another day, fire him.”
Shia: I think that might have been what happened.
Letterman: Really? No, I just made that up! How could that be what happened? So, creative differences?
Shia: I think that’s what you gotta say as sort of a business-savvy answer for what actually happened.
Letterman: Now another time there was a guy named Jeremy Piven…
Shia: This wasn’t that. This is not that. … I would have died to do this show WITH mercury poisoning.
And then Shia showed off his foot that he injured by jumping rope: