South African documentary filmmaker John Varty was critically injured when one of his tigers attacked him on his farm near Philippolis, in the Free State, SABC radio reported on Thursday morning.
Mediclinic spokeswoman Amanda Appelgryn said Varty was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night, and was in the intensive care unit. He reportedly suffered multiple injuries and puncture wounds all over his body.
Varty co-wrote, produced and starred in the 1992 Hollywood feature film Running Wild, which also starred Brooke Shields and Martin Sheen. -Sapa