Cary Elwes, 59, shares image of bandaged finger after rattlesnake bite as he thanks fans

On Wednesday, Princess Bride actor Cary Elwes shared an image of his finger.

The appendix was heavily bandaged after being bitten by a rattlesnake in Malibu on Saturday, forcing the star to rush to the hospital to get anti-venom.

“I am truly touched by the outpouring of support,” the actor wrote on Twitter. ‘Thank you all for your very good wishes. I’m doing much better and looking forward to being left-handed again soon!”

Thank you! Princess Bride actor Cary Elwes shared an image of his finger on Wednesday after being bitten by a rattlesnake. He thanked his fans for their “support”

He added a prayer, heart and double sword emoji.

The bite was so severe that the 59-year-old star needed immediate medical attention, which meant he had to be airlifted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to a Monday report from TMZ.

The incident happened while he was gardening in or near his backyard in Malibu.

On Monday, the actor posted a grisly photo on Twitter showing off his badly swollen finger that had turned partially black.

The situation was scary: Elwes seen in good health on April 18 in Los Angeles

The situation was scary: Elwes seen in good health on April 18 in Los Angeles

The top of the finger looked black from bruising and there were black lines on the sides with the number 445 written in ink.

He shared information about the chilling attack.

“Bitten not by a ROUS but by a rattlesnake,” the star began. A ROUS is a rat-like creature from Princess Bride.

“Grateful to the staff at Malibu Urgent Care, LA County Fire Dept. and to the staff and healthcare professionals at UCLAHealth for their excellent care. I am recovering well thanks to all these wonderful people,” Elwes wrote.

And he added a prayer emoji.

Eeek!  On Monday, the actor posted a gruesome photo to Twitter showing off his badly swollen finger that had turned partially black

Eeek! On Monday, the actor posted a gruesome photo to Twitter showing off his badly swollen finger that had turned partially black

TMZ claimed his friends who came to the actor’s aid believed the poison from the bite was “deadly.”

But sources told the site that Elwes would have a “full recovery”.

In his hit movie Princess Bride, he was hospitalized twice: he was knocked out in a fight scene and he also broke his toe.

Ouch: According to UCI Health, the only thing to do after being bitten by a rattlesnake is to get antivenom from the hospital

Ouch: According to UCI Health, the only thing to do after being bitten by a rattlesnake is to get antivenom from the hospital

The actor will soon have to report to work.

He stars in Rebel Moon for director Zack Snyder of Justice League and Man Of Steel.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A SNAKE BITE?

There is not much anyone can do once a person has been bitten by a rattlesnake, according to UCI Health.

The bite causes pain and swelling, and sometimes muscle twitching.

“No intervention at the scene of a venomous snakebite is recommended,” said UCI Health emergency physician and medical toxicologist Dr. Jeffrey Suchard.

“Your goal is to get to the hospital as soon as possible to be evaluated for possible antivenom treatment.”

It takes four to six hours before the snakebite venom develops into a serious situation.

He added that it is not smart to suck in the venom, as seen in the movies. It proved ineffective, he added.

And he said never to cut the skin to bleed out the venom because that doesn’t work and it hurts the body.

Also, icing the bite doesn’t help either, he claimed.

Elwes was last seen in good health on April 18 at the Los Angeles premiere of Nicolas Cage’s new film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. The film also stars Pedro Pascal and Tiffany Haddish.

According to UCI Healththere is not much anyone can do after being bitten by a rattlesnake.

The bite can cause pain and swelling as well as muscle twitching.

“No intervention at the scene of a venomous snakebite is recommended,” said UCI Health emergency physician and medical toxicologist Dr. Jeffrey Suchard.

“Your goal is to get to the hospital as soon as possible to be evaluated for possible antivenom treatment.”

It takes four to six hours before the snakebite venom develops into a serious situation.

He added that it’s not smart to suck out the venom, which is often done in movies. It proved ineffective, he added.

And he said never to cut the skin to bleed out the venom because that doesn’t work and it hurts the body.

Also, icing the bite doesn’t help either.

Although Cary had a long and varied acting career, he was always most closely associated with his 1987 film The Princess Bride, which also starred Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, André the Giant, Peter Falk, Fred Savage and Billy Crystal.

There was talk of a remake.

In 2019, it was suggested that the film be remade with a new recast. Variety in an article about producer Norman Lear, 97, quoted Tony Vinciquerra, CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, regarding interest in remaking Lear’s work.

“We have so many people coming to us saying, ‘We want to do this show or that show again,'” Vinciquerra said.

He knows the pain: in his hit movie Princess Bride, he was hospitalized twice: once when he was knocked unconscious from a fight scene, and also when he broke his toe.  Seen with Robin Wright

He knows the pain: in his hit movie Princess Bride, he was hospitalized twice: once when he was knocked unconscious from a fight scene, and also when he broke his toe. Seen with Robin Wright

“Very famous people whose names I won’t name, but they want to remake The Princess Bride. Some people want to do animated versions of certain sitcoms. Not a month goes by that we don’t get an idea from a really big name wanting to do things with Norman,’ he added.

Lear through his production company Act III was a financier of The Princess Bride directed by Rob Reiner, whom he knew from his role as Michael Stivic in All In The Family.

Act III continues to own the two Reiner-directed films he produced, The Princess Bride and Stand By Me.

The idea of ​​a reboot was firmly dismissed on Twitter.

A tweet quoted Inigo Montoya [Patinkin] of the film saying “Prepare to die” after hearing “that Sony wants to remake The Princess Bride”.

Get ready: a tweet quoting Inigo Montoya [Mandy Patinkin] from the movie saying

Get ready: a tweet quoting Inigo Montoya [Mandy Patinkin] from the movie saying ‘Prepare to die’ after hearing ‘Sony wants to remake The Princess Bride’

Another quoted Westley [Elwes] issuing a threat, reading, ‘@sony If you do The Princess Bride again’…every child’s cry will be yours to cherish…, every crying woman Dear God, what is that this thing?will reverberate forever with your perfect ears.’

Vizzini was quoted in another retweet of the Variety article which read, “You fell for one of two classic gaffes! The first being to never get involved in a ground war in Asia but only a little less known: never participate in a reboot of Princess Bride!”.

Others pointed out that William Goldman, author of the book and screenwriter of Reiner and The Princess Bride, who died at 87, deserved credit for the film.

Actor and comedian Seth Rogen responded to a tweet suggesting he was among the “very famous” anonymous people who wanted to remake the film.

“I would never dare,” Rogen replied.

The Princess Bride was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2016 after being deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.

In June 2020, the princess bride was brought back to life by Sophie Turner as Westley and Joe Jonas as Princess Buttercup.

The redesign was filmed at their home in quarantine using their phones.

Other cast members included Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner, Diego Luna, Elijah Wood, Jon Hamm, Common, Chris Pine, Tiffany Haddish, Beanie Feldstein, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Jack Black, Diego Luna, Taika Waititi and Zazie Beetz.

“The actors will swap roles throughout the scenes, each paying homage to The Princess Bride in their own unique way,” Variety reported at the time.

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