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'Princess Bride' star Cary Elwes bitten by rattlesnake

59-year-old actor says he's 'recovering well' after trip to hospital
Cary Elwes in 2019
Posted at 12:43 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 12:44:01-04

LOS ANGELES — "The Princess Bride" actor Cary Elwes said he's "recovering well" after being bitten by a rattlesnake in California.

Elwes shared a graphic photograph of his black-and-blue finger Monday on Instagram, thanking emergency medical technicians and staffers at two Los Angeles-area hospitals "for their great care."

TMZ reported that Elwes was flown to a hospital Saturday after he was bitten by a rattlesnake near his Malibu home.

Elwes, 59, has appeared in several popular comedies, including "Hot Shots!" and "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," but he is probably best known for his role as Westley in the 1987 film "The Princess Bride." More recently, Elwes has appeared in the "Saw" film franchise and the third season of the Netflix series "Stranger Things."