Jeremy Renner took to social media for the first time after the tragic snowplow accident on New Year’s Day. On Tuesday, January 3, the The Bourne Legacy cast member shared a selfie of himself while lying in his hospital bed.
Renner updated his fans on his condition after being seriously injured and undergoing surgery on Monday January 2nd. Though he still doesn’t look entirely healthy, with bruises and wounds on the left side of his face, he remains in a good mood.
In the caption, the 51-year-old thanks him for the kind words and admits he’s too broken to type. Despite this, he sent his love to everyone.
As expected, the comments section was filled with encouragement and support from his fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe actors, celebrity friends and fans.
Chris Pratt said he will continue to send prayers to his friend, while Chris Hemsworth wished him a speedy recovery and sent him love. Chris Evans called Renner tough and also sent him regards.
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Meanwhile, the Hawkeye star’s spokeswoman, Samantha Mast, has released an official statement to provide more details about the accident via CNN. Before the accident happened, he was near his home in Nevada clearing driveways so his family members could make their way out after the holiday together.
He was plowing snow when the accident happened and was with his family. Mast added that Renner is already awake and making progress, speaking and staying in a good mood.
However, he is still in intensive care in critical but stable condition. Renner is also overwhelmed by the love and support he is receiving, and his family asks for constant prayers as he recovers with loved ones.
TMZ reported that one of Renner’s neighbors claimed he lost a lot of blood after the snowplow accidentally ran over one of his legs. Luckily, one of his neighbors was a doctor and managed to tie off his leg before paramedics arrived and flew him to the hospital.
Although it was not snowing at the time, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said the highway was closed due to severe winter weather and the snow had not yet been cleared. In addition, about 13 to 20 cars were stranded on the highway, making maneuvering difficult.
Balaam confirmed that Renner was run over by his snow groomer after the vehicle started rolling as he left the driver’s seat. He sustained serious injuries trying to get back in. He also clarified that Renner was not intoxicated at the time of the accident and described the incident as tragic.