08 November 2021

Alec Baldwin’s Rust movie set suffers new tragedy as crew member faces having arm amputated after spider bite

08 November 2021

Further tragedy has befallen Alec Baldwin’s Rust movie as a crew member faces having his arm amputated after being bitten by a venomous spider on set.

It comes weeks after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was accidentally fatally shot after actor Baldwin, 63, unknowingly discharged a loaded gun at the ranch in New Mexico.

Director Joel Souza, 48, was standing behind Ms Hutchins at the time and needed urgent medical care after also being injured.

Now, Sky News reports that Jason Miller, a lamp operator and pipe rigger, was closing the set when he was bitten by a brown recluse spider.

According to a fundraising page that was set up for the afflicted crew member, Mr Miller suffered necrosis and sepsis in his arm following the bite.

He is currently in hospital where he has already undergone multiple surgeries, but may need to have his arm amputated if medics are unable to control the spread of infection.

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