Jeremy Renner thanks fans in first statement since snow ploughing accident

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4 Jan 2023, 08:15

(L-R) Jeremy Renner, Jeremy's Instagram post from hospital

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Marvel star Jeremy Renner has provided an update from his hospital bed after being seriously injured in a snow ploughing accident. 

The actor was airlifted to hospital on Sunday (1st January) after suffering from ‘blunt chest trauma and orthopaedic injuries’ while ploughing snow near his home in Reno, Nevada. 

According to BBC News, Jeremy was run over by his own snow plough, which weighs at least 6.5 tonnes.

Giving fans a sense of relief, the Hawkeye star took to Instagram to thank followers for their support, marking his first interaction since the terrifying incident. 

In a photo taken from his hospital bed, Jeremy showed off his heavily bruised eye, and wrote: “Thank you all for your kind words. 🙏. Im too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”

Jeremy’s celebrity friends were quick to send their love to him, with Chris Pratt responding: “Continued prayers your way brutha.”

Thor star Chris Hemsworth commented: “Speedy recovery buddy. Sending love your way!,” while Marvel director Taika Waititi wrote: “My brother I love you ❤️.”

Jeremy was placed in intensive care following the accident, which took place after fresh snowfall after another set of dangerous snow storms across the US. 

His publicist, Samantha Mast, said in a statement to “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.

“Jeremy's family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve and the Carano and Murdock families. They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans."

The big-screen star is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Clint Barton in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starring in the Avengers movies as well as his own Disney+ spin-off series. 

He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in 2008 war drama The Hurt Locker, and for The Town in 2010. Jeremy has also had starring roles in Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Legacy and Arrival. 

Get well soon Jeremy!