Eric Idle, the comedian famous for his role as part of the Monty Python group, wasn’t laughing when he received what appeared to be anthrax in a letter mailed to the L.A. home he shares with his wife, former Playboy model Tania Kosevich.
According to reports, on Apr. 8, an employee of 76-year-old Idle was at the actor’s home and opened mail sent from Thailand that contained a suspicious white powder.
Fearing it could be deadly anthrax, an infectious bacteria disease that can cause death, the worker called 911 and authorities descended on the property.
While the Los Angeles Fired Department determined there was no hazard, two women were transported to the hospital out of an abundance of caution.
“We are all safe. Thank you for your concern,” Idle tweeted after the scary incident.
“You don’t know how much you’re loved till times like these,” he noted before quoting his Monty Python character: “Always look on the bright side of life…”