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Donkey Kong sues Nintendo over broken heart

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An actor who portrayed Nintendo's iconic Donkey Kong during the summer of 2013 is suing the game maker for poor working conditions he said led to a damaged heart, the LA Times reports.

Parker Mills was hired to play the giant ape during a May, 2013 launch event for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, according to the man's attorney, the Times reports.

In the suit, Mills says that he wasn't allowed to take breaks and wasn't provided required ice packs to help keep him cool at the event held at the LA Zoo. The attorney says Mills suffered a tear in his aortic wall and had to undergo surgery to implant a heart defibrillator.