Jeremy Renner, actor most recently recognizable from his role as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is now out of surgery and has been admitted into the intensive care unit following a snow plowing accident on New Year’s Day.
Initially reported by Variety, Renner is confirmed to have suffered from blunt force trauma and orthopedic injuries following the accident, and is currently 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,” Renner’s spokesperson said in a statement.
“They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
The accident occurred near Reno, Nevada. Renner’s representative initially confirmed the news of the accident and shared some positive words regarding the actor’s current team taking care of him through this time of recovery.
“We can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather related accident while plowing snow earlier today. His family is with him and he is receiving excellent care.”
Around 9 am PT on Sunday, January 1st, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and officers responded to a “traumatic” injury near Mount Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada.
Representatives and spokesmen stated that “upon arrival, Deputies coordinated with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and REMSA Health to arrange for medical transport of Mr. Jeremy Renner via care flight to a local area hospital. Mr. Renner was the only involved party in the incident.”
The sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team is “currently looking into the circumstances of the incident,” and no further details were given at this time.
Renner’s home is located in Washoe County, where he’s owned property for many years. Weather reports in the area showed the county enduring a massive snowstorm on New Year’s Eve, with over 31,000 people losing power.
Renner’s Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo took to social media to ask fans to send their best wishes to Renner and his family during this time.
“Prayers up for our brother @jeremyrenner on a full and speedy recovery. Please send healing goodness his way,” Ruffalo posted on his Instagram story alongside reports of the accident when the news initially broke.
Eric Mastrota is a Contributing Editor at The National Digest based in New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he reports on world news, culture, and lifestyle. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.