(UPDATE: 01/03/23 at 7:49 PM ET): Jeremy Renner has broken his silence on his Jan. 1 snowplowing accident that resulted in him being airlifted to a nearby hospital and admitted for immediate surgery. “Thank you all for your kind words,” he wrote alongside the below bruised-up selfie from his hospital bed. “Im too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”
(UPDATE: 1/3/23 at 8:30 a.m.): Jeremy Renner’s family gave an update on his condition following his hospitalization on Jan. 1. “We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today, January 2, 2023,” the statement read. “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 Country 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.”
(ORIGINAL STORY): Jeremy Renner, 51, sustained injuries and was airlifted to a hospital “after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow earlier today” in Nevada, his rep told Deadline late on Sunday, Jan. 1. “His family is with him and he is receiving excellent care.” The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that a winter storm hit Reno near Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe — Jeremy has a home 25 miles outside of the area — on New Year’s Eve that caused 35,000 homes to lose power.
TMZ claims a neighbor of Jeremy’s told them that the actor was plowing the road with a Snowcat about a quarter mile from his Tahoe home, so his family could get out after a massive New Year’s eve storm, when the machine accidentally ran over one of his legs. Another neighbor, who is a doctor, saw that Jeremy was losing a lot of blood from the injury, so he “put a tourniquet on his leg until paramedics arrived”, TMZ claims they were told.
HollywoodLife reached out to Jeremy’s rep for an update on his condition.
“I have so much respect for Mother Earth , and Mother Nature,” the Avengers actor, who has become a fighter against natural disasters in the Tahoe area, posted in an Instagram video from mid-December. “I expect to lose the fight but I’ll always give it my best shot.” He recently launched a campaign to build a Tahoe fire station to “help fight fires” in December 2021.
Jeremy, who stars in the Paramount+ series The Mayor of Kingstown (the second season begins airing on January 15) and Marvel’s Hawkeye series on Disney+, is a two-time Oscar nominee, having scored a Best Actor Oscar nod in 2010 for The Hurt Locker, and a Supporting Actor Oscar nod the next year for The Town. He previously starred in the 2017 drama Wind River.Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.