Actor Cary Elwes hospitalized after rattlesnake bite

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Actor Cary Elwes, champion known for starring successful the 1987 movie "The Princess Bride," was hospitalized aft being bitten by rattlesnake successful Southern California, helium said connected his societal media connected Monday.

Elwes, 59, said helium was "recovering well" and clarified helium wasn't bitten by "Rodents of Unusual Size," a notation to elephantine rat-like creatures successful "The Princess Bride." 

"Bit not by a ROUS but a rattlesnake. Grateful to the unit of Malibu Urgent Care, LA County Fire Dept. and the unit and aesculapian professionals astatine Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for their large care," helium wrote. 

The histrion besides showed a graphic photograph of his injured finger, which appeared to beryllium swollen and acheronian blue.

According to TMZ, Elwes was doing gait enactment earlier helium was bitten, and helium had to beryllium airlifted to the hospital. The Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed with CBS Los Angeles that paramedics were sent to a location successful Malibu connected Saturday to respond to a study of a snake bike, and airlifted a idiosyncratic to a adjacent aesculapian facility. 

Elwes is acceptable to prima successful manager Zach Snyder's "Rebel Moon." Last week, helium retweeted Synder's tweet saying the movie's production has begun. 

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