Jason Miller — crew member on Alec Baldwin‘s “Rust” — continues to be recovering from a gnarly spider chew he received on set … however says he is made some nice progress in his restoration.
Jason tells TMZ … he is nonetheless coping with extreme ache. As we reported, he was bitten by a venomous brown recluse spider whereas in NM taking pictures the movie. The chew despatched Jason to the hospital, the place docs talked about amputation — fortunately that wasn’t needed.
Jason tells us he is taking big steps in the direction of restoration … however there are nonetheless challenges. He cannot lay down with out his shoulder getting infected, making it arduous to sleep at night time.
He additionally has an issue with vary of movement … unable to boost his arm above his head or attain behind his again, making it fairly tough to do on a regular basis duties.
A GoFundMe was created shortly after he was hospitalized — at present sitting at $14,600. Jason says the cash has been an enormous weight off his again … placing $3K in the direction of renting a brand new dwelling and the remaining going to financial savings … because it’s unsure when he’ll work once more.
Jason was in a position to get worker’s comp from the insurance coverage firm related to “Rust” … one thing we beforehand reported was some extent of competition.
After all, Jason’s spider chew wasn’t the worst factor to come back from that set, with the death of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Halyna’s household has filed a wrongful death lawsuit … with Alec Baldwin, armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and assistant director David Halls listed as defendants.