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Princess Bride actor, Cary Elwes bit by rattlesnake

Apr 25, 2022, 3:18 PM | Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 1:55 pm
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: (L-R) Cary Elwes and Lisa Marie Kubikoff attend the 26th Annu...
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: (L-R) Cary Elwes and Lisa Marie Kubikoff attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. 721384 (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Turner)
(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Turner)

LOS ANGELES, California — Actor, Cary Elwes, best known for his role as Westley in “The Princess Bride,” was airlifted to a local hospital after he was bit by a rattlesnake.

According to CBS,  the actor was bit while doing yardwork at his home in Malibu and then airlifted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Saturday.

CBS confirmed with the Los Angeles County Fire Department that paramedics were sent to a home about 3 p.m. Saturday due to the report of a snake bite, and airlifted a person to the medical facility in unknown condition.

The actor is now recovering at his home and shared the following tweet.

He quipped he was bit “not by a ROUS,” a reference to “Rodents of Unusual Size” in the movie “Princess Bride.”

The actor said he was recovering well thanks to the care of Malibu Urgent Care, L.A. County Fire Dept., and the staff at UCLA Health.

If you get a rattlesnake bite, first, back away from the snake so it can’t strike again. Try to remain calm as anxiety circulates your blood faster, and clean the wound with soap and water. Call an ambulance or get medical attention as soon as possible.

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Princess Bride actor, Cary Elwes bit by rattlesnake