Jeremy Renner is thankfully weathering the storm!
The actor appreciated his well-wishers in his first social media post after he suffered a slow plowing accident on New Year’s Day. Even though it was not snowing when he had the accident, the highway had been closed due to “severe winter weather” with snow that had not been cleared out yet.
Jeremy Renner Affirms His Slow But Steady Recovery In Appreciation Post
Renner was clearing a driveway near his Nevada home to enable his family to depart after spending the holidays together when the incident occurred. A 911 call revealed that a snowcat — the device he was using to remove snow — had crashed into the “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” star on Mount Rose Highway, Washoe County.
He was promptly airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he received medical attention and treatment. In a statement released by a representative for the Marvel Cinematic Universe star, observers were told:
“We can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow earlier today.”
The Blast added that Renner’s spokesperson claimed that he was surrounded by his family and was “receiving excellent care” following the incident. Even his publicist, Samantha Mast, noted that his family asked for people’s “continued thoughts,” adding that they were overwhelmed by the love and support he had received so far.
Renner himself took to Instagram to thank fans with a hospital bed selfie that showed off a badly bruised face and tubes in his nonsense. Keeping it short, the “28 Weeks Later” actor wrote in the caption:
“Thank you all for your kind words. Im [SIC] too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”
Within hours, the post accrued over four million likes and hundreds of thousands of comments from fans and friends, including his Marvel Universe teammates. Chris Hemsworth exclaimed, “Speedy recovery buddy. Sending love your way!” while Chris Pratt stated, “Continued prayers your way brutha.”
“Fantastic Four” star Chris Evans added, “Tough as nails. Love you buddy,” and “How I Met Your Mother” actress Cobie Smulders sent love his way. Jimmy Fallon, Vanessa Hudgens, Orlando Bloom, Kate Hudson, and Heidi Klum also sent their love and well-wishes to the Academy Award winner.
As for his fans, one commented, “Glad to know you’re awake and starting on your trip to recovery. Can’t wait to see you back in form, Mister J!” “So glad to see you are still here. Sending you lots of love and thoughts. You are definitely a superhero,” another claimed.
Even though Renner began acting in the 1990s, it was in the late 2000s that his Hollywood career began blooming. By 2011, the father-of-one had gained acclaim as a Marvel star, eventually appearing in the 2021 miniseries, “Hawkeye” alongside Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop.
In the Disney+ series, Renner’s character, Clinton Barton, takes on and trains Bishop to become his new protege as the next “Hawkeye.” The show also reintroduced Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk — aka Kingpin — to the MCU after Netflix canceled Marvel’s “Daredevil.”
Outside of the MCU, the 51-year-old starred in the 2017 film, “Wind River,” where he worked alongside his Marvel co-star, Elizabeth Olsen, and has an uncredited cameo in the 2022 film, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”
The Golden Globe Nominee Underwent Surgery To Fix The Injuries Sustained From The Accident
Soon after his weather-related incident, The Blast reported that Renner had undergone surgery after suffering orthopedic injuries and blunt chest trauma from working with a large snow plow. A rep for the “To Have & to Hold” star updated news outlets about the actor’s condition, stating:
“We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today, January 2nd, 2023. He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition.”
The spokesperson added that the “Mayor of Kingstown” actor’s family expressed gratitude to the many people who had helped them during the event. These individuals included the doctors and nurses, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve, Washoe County Sheriff, and the Murdock and Carano families.
Authorities disclosed that Renner was the only person involved in the incident and that the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team would investigate the situation.