This is probably not as he wished. Cary Elwes, star of a number of iconic films like The Princess Bride and Robin Hood: Men In Tights was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center after being injured at his Los Angeles home. According to reports, Elwes was doing yard work when a rattlesnake appeared and bit him on the hand. Emergency services were called, and it was decided that he needed to be airlifted to the hospital.
Elwes later shared a picture of the nasty bite on Twitter, but assured his followers that he was okay.
Bit not by a ROUS but a rattlesnake. Grateful to the staff of Malibu Urgent Care, LA County Fire Dept. and the staff and medical professionals at @UCLAHealth for their great care. Am recovering well thanks to all these wonderful folks.
Bit not by a ROUS but a rattlesnake. Grateful to the staff of Malibu Urgent Care, LA County Fire Dept. and the staff and medical professionals at @UCLAHealth for their great care. Am recovering well thanks to all these wonderful folks. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/0vHuFvKMTj
— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) April 25, 2022
Rattlesnakes are venomous, and their bites are considered a medical emergency. While they are rarely fatal if treated, they can make the person feel lightheaded, nauseous, and weak. They can also have blurred vision and difficulty breathing. If you are bitten by a rattlesnake, medical professionals say to contact emergency services, keep as still as possible, and do not raise the affected area above your heart (if possible).
Throughout his decades in Hollywood, Elwes has appeared in a number of Disney films. In 1994, he starred as Captain William Boone in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Boone is one of the villains in the movie and forced Mowgli to lead him to an ancient treasure. He continued with the villain streak in 2004 when he played Sir Edgar in the film Ella Enchanted, which was distributed by Disney.
Elwes has also lent his voice to Disney projects, voicing Prince Roderick in the Disney Chanel show, Sofia the First, and voiced the character Gremlin Gus in the video game, Epic Mickey 2.