Danny DeVito says he saved Michael Douglas' life by sucking snake poison out of his hand during 'Romancing the Stone'
DeVito said the incident happened when they were shooting 1984's 'Romancing the Stone' in a remote part of Mexico
Actors go through some crazy things when they are on the set of a film and we just found out one incredible story from none other than Danny DeVito. According to the veteran actor, fellow superstar Michael Douglas could have died on the set of one of their films if he had not acted quickly enough.
73-year-old DeVito recalled a strange incident on September 20's episode of CBS' The Talk where he and 73-year-old Douglas had been filming the early 80s film 'Romancing the Stone' in a remote part of Mexico.
As far as DeVito's story goes, there had been a man close to the set with a flatbed truck that had been filled with snakes. The actor said: "The guy’s got a snake on his arm. And he says, 'Mr. Douglas, Mr. Douglas.' And all the kids are coming around. Michael grabs the snake and I say, 'Michael, don’t touch that snake! That’s a snake man. That snake could bite you, man'."
According to DeVito, things then went south very quickly for his co-star as he was holding the squirming body of the snake. DeVito said: "Wack! The snake bites him on the hand. The guy gets it off. I overheard that the best thing to do is you suck the poison out right away. So I did!"
As the audience in the show starts reacting wildly to the tale, DeVito says: "Grabbed his hand … spitting all over the place. And I said, 'It’s a good thing this thing didn’t bite you on the balls man! You would be a dead man!'"
In spite of the minor incident that took place on the set, the 1984 film ended up grossing nearly $77 million in the box office, the year of its release. One thing we can all agree on, however, is that everyone needs a friend like Danny DeVito.