‘Princess Bride’ Star Airlifted To Hospital For Rattlesnake Bite

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Cary Elwes was airlifted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Saturday after he was bitten by a rattlesnake on Saturday.

The “Princes Bride” star was working outside of his home in Malibu, when he was attacked by the poisonous snake. He was airlifted by first responders, who believed the attack could have been fatal if not treated immediately. 

He shared a health update on Monday, which included a photo of his gnarly middle finger, which was misshapen and disgustingly discolored against the backdrop of his hospital bed. 

“Grateful to the staff of Malibu Urgent Care, LA County Fire Dept. and the staff and medical professionals at @UCLAHealth for their great care,” he tweeted in the afternoon. “Am recovering well thanks to all these wonderful folks.”

“Bit not by a ROUS but a rattlesnake,” he added in reference to “Rodents Of an Unusual Size” from his hit 1987 fantasy adventure flick. 

Elwes recently took to Twitter to shame Russia for their latest propaganda push against the citizens of Ukraine, as the country continues to fend off the invasion.

“Russia’s Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration recently spread propaganda comparing Ukrainians to “Gollum” from Lord of The Rings in an attempt to label them as “unclean,” which is how all demons and imps are represented in Russian fairy tales,” he wrote, including a photo of the character. 

“Dehumanizing your “enemy” was a tactic used by the Nazi’s Propaganda apparatus with horrifying effects,” Elwes concluded. “I am not calling this a genocide. I am just appalled that we are seeing this kind of inhumanity taking place in this day and age.”

Earlier in April, he lauded members of the United Nations for voting to suspend Russia from their Rights Council. 

“This is a good start @UN,” Elwes remarked. “Russia must now be permanently removed from the Security Council for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.”

The resolution was passed on April 7, with a 93 to 24 vote. 58 countries, including Mexico, Brazil, and India, abstained from voting.

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