On a recent episode of The Talk, actor Danny DeVito hilariously recalled the time that he once saved his best friend Michael Douglas after he was bitten by a snake! Apparently, Michael, 73, almost lost his life when they were in the middle of filming their 1984 movie, Romancing the Stone.

“We were in Mexico in this really rugged kind of place and 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,” Danny, also 73, explained to The Talk co-hosts. “All the kids were around. I’m scared of snakes, myself. I don’t want to go near a snake but Michael, he’s being the hot shot, Mikey D!”

danny and michael at the premiere of 'romancing the stone.' (photo credit: getty images)

Danny and Michael at the premiere of ‘Romancing the Stone.’ (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

“And the guy’s got a snake on his arm and all the kids are coming around. And Michael grabs the snake so I say, ‘Michael, don’t touch the snake! That’s a snake, man! That snake could bite you, man,'” Danny continued, which led the show’s audience to break out in laughter. 

Unfortunately, the snake was not as friendly as it seemed so it ended up biting Michael on his hand. Danny didn’t want to lose his best friend so he decided to take immediate action. “I always heard the best thing to do is suck the poison out, right away, so I did,” he revealed. “I grabbed his hand and I’m spitting all over the place, and I say, ‘Boy, it’s a good thing this didn’t bite you on the balls man because you would’ve been a dead man!'”

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Michael was lucky that he was co-starring in his first movie with his longtime pal, Danny, at the time. We’re sure that if the shoe was on the other foot, Michael would not hesitate to save his best friend’s life, too!