Actor Jeremy Renner is in “critical but stable condition” in a Reno, Nevada, hospital following a snow plowing accident on Sunday, but was able to send fans and followers a pic and brief message via an Instagram post.
“Thank you all for your kind words,” Renner wrote. “Im [sic] too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.” His post also included a praying hand emoji.
A spokesperson for the actor provided a brief update to Deadline, noting that Renner sustained significant “injuries” after “experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow” early Sunday morning at his home in Reno.
Early reports focused on injury to Renner’s leg. However, family reports and the photo Renner shared on Tuesday indicate the actor’s injuries were more extensive.
The pic Renner shared shows that a good portion of his face is severely bruised. Family members reported through People that Renner “suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” and underwent surgery on Monday.
Late Monday, family members confirmed that Renner had “returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition,” and that “he is receiving excellent care.”
CNN provided an update Tuesday evening, quoting Renner’s publicist, Samantha Mast, who reported that “The Hurt Locker” star is recovering but remains in the ICU.
Mast added: “Jeremy is making positive progress and is awake, talking and in good spirits. He remains in ICU in critical but stable condition. He is overwhelmed by the showing of love and support. The family asks for your continued thoughts while he heals with his close loved ones.”
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Renner was injured in Reno while operating a snowplow (a snowcat). He was the only person injured in the accident.
A neighbor and physician provided life-saving aid; he applied a tourniquet to Renner’s leg and waited with the actor until first responders and medevac transporters arrived.
Renner was airlifted to a hospital.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the accident happened on Sunday morning near Mt. Rose Highway in Reno. An excerpt from the police report reads:
“At approximately 9:00am on January 1, 2023, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traumatic injury in the area of Mt. Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada.”
“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.”