“Princess Bride” star Cary Elwes hospitalized following rattlesnake bite

Actor Cary Elwes, perfect recognized for starring within the 1987 movie “The Princess Bride,” was once hospitalized after being bitten by means of rattlesnake in Southern California, he mentioned on his social media on Monday.

Elwes, 59, mentioned he was once “improving smartly” and clarified he wasn’t bitten by means of “Rodents of Bizarre Measurement,” a reference to massive rat-like creatures in “The Princess Bride.” 

“Bit now not by means of a ROUS however a rattlesnake. Thankful to the personnel of Malibu Pressing Care, LA County Hearth Dept. and the personnel and clinical pros at Ronald Reagan UCLA Clinical Heart for his or her nice care,” he wrote. 

The actor additionally confirmed a graphic photograph of his injured finger, which gave the look to be swollen and darkish blue.

In step with TMZ, Elwes was once doing backyard paintings prior to he was once bitten, and he needed to be airlifted to the medical institution. The Los Angeles County Hearth Division showed with CBS Los Angeles that paramedics have been despatched to a house in Malibu on Saturday to reply to a document of a snake motorcycle, and airlifted an individual to a close-by clinical facility. 

Elwes is about to big name in director Zach Snyder’s “Rebellion Moon.” Ultimate week, he retweeted Synder’s tweet announcing the film’s manufacturing has begun. 

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