Jeremy Renner has updated fans on his condition after he was seriously injured in a snow plough accident.
The Marvel star, 51, shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed with his 18.7 million Instagram followers on Tuesday night (January 3). He sent love to all those who have supported him, writing in the caption: “Thank you all for your kind words. Im too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”
Friends and fans continued to wish Jeremy well, with Marvel co-star Chris Pratt typing: “Continued prayers your way brutha,” and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth added: “Speedy recovery buddy. Sending love your way!” Director Taika Waititi commented: “My brother I love you,” and DJ Steve Aoki said: “Brother u r a superhero to all of us. U will get through this with flying colors. Love and positive energy to u!”
Jeremy was helping a family member whose vehicle had become stuck in heavy snow when the incident occurred, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said. The actor was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after suffering “blunt chest trauma and orthopaedic injuries” in the accident near the Mount Rose Highway, which links Lake Tahoe and south Reno, straddling the Nevada-California border.
The Sheriff’s office had received a call at 8.55am following reports of a crash involving a SnowCat plowing machine and a civilian. He added that there was no signs of “any foul play” and that the incident had been a “tragic accident”.
“Based on our investigation, Mr Renner’s personal vehicle, which was being driven by a family member, had become stuck in the snow near his home,” Sheriff Balaam said at a news conference on Tuesday. “Mr Renner went to retrieve his… SnowCat, an extremely large piece of snow removal equipment, weighing at least 14,330 pounds, in an effort to get his vehicle moving.”
Sheriff Balaam said that after successfully freeing his vehicle, Renner had got out to speak with the family member when the SnowCat had begun to roll. Renner had attempted to get back into the machine, at which point he was run over, he added.
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