Cary Elwes

‘Princess Bride' Star Cary Elwes Hospitalized After Rattlesnake Bite

Elwes, best known for his role in 'The Princess Bride,' said he was recovering well and thanked rescuers and medical staff in California

Cary Elwes
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"The Princess Bride" star Cary Elwes was hospitalized after being bitten by a rattlesnake in California.

"Bit not by a ROUS but a rattlesnake,” the actor said Monday on social media, referencing a "Rodent of Unusual Size" from the 1987 film, which co-starred Robin Wright. He posted an image of his hand with a swollen and black and blue finger.

The British-born actor was reportedly working in his yard when he was bit.

Read the full story at NBCNews.com.

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