Legendary actor Danny DeVito (Taxi, Twins, Throw Mama From The Train) appeared on The Talk, and told a story about the time he save Michael Douglas' life.
The two actors were on the set of their classic film Romancing the Stone when Douglas (Wallstreet, Fatal Attraction, Falling Down) got a little too friendly with a snake handler and his pet.
DeVito told the hosts and audience:
We were in Mexico in this really rugged kind of place. There was this guy who had a truck with a cage on it and inside the pickup truck, in the bed of the truck, were snakes. All the kids were around. I'm scared of snakes, myself, so I'm not going near a snake.
But Michael, he's being the hot shot, Mikey D. and the guys got a snake on his arm and all the kids are coming around. And Michael grabs the snake. I'm going, 'Michael, don't touch the snake! That's a snake, man. That snake could bite you, man.
Then the snake bites him on the hand, and I always heard the best thing to do is suck the poison out, right away, so I did. I grabbed his hand and I'm spitting all over the place, and I say, 'Boy, it's a good thing this didn't bit you on the balls man — you would be a dead man.'
Danny DeVito Says He Saved Michael Douglas' Life by Sucking Snake Poison Out of His Hand https://t.co/GRGcUl7AJK— People (@People) 1537491508.0
Some folks wanted to know where this story had been hiding.
@people Why are we just hearing about this now? Must be a slow news day.— MARLENE E. DE TOUR (@MARLENE E. DE TOUR) 1537542743.0
Yes, it was on the set of Romancing the Stone.
What is the correct procedure?
@people That’s great. But science disagrees and doing that can actually make it worse. Maybe you could update your… https://t.co/jtQfvHmTK4— Cam (@Cam) 1537491829.0
You didn't hear that!
@people But, I heard he got bit where he sit?— Rev LeVern G Tillery (@Rev LeVern G Tillery) 1537491727.0
Who doesn't love Danny DeVito? This guy sure does!
i literally learned four chords on the ukulele just to sing about my love for danny devito last night https://t.co/0SOhV1lZNb— the rat from flushed away (@the rat from flushed away) 1537193301.0