His co-star Jeff Daniels survived having his tongue frozen to a ski-lift in the first Dumb and Dumber movie but Jim Carrey managed to chomp through his tongue while filming a hot dog scene for Dumb And Dumber To.

The 52-year-old actor, who reprises his role as Lloyd Christmas in the sequel to the popular comedy, revealed how he bit of more than he could chew in on set.

Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, Carrey said, "I ate 36 hot dogs to do that scene. I thought it was a good idea to have them on the set and I ate a couple before it (filming) began.

"I actually bit entirely through my tongue during that take, but I just kept going - because we suffer for comedy. And I also inhaled a chunk of hot dog into my lung and for the next three weeks on the movie, I went around gagging - and I couldn't get it out!"