See Jeremy Renner’s First Touching Message To Fans After Accident

Jeremy Renner shared a heartfelt message thanking fans for their outpouring of support following his snow plow accident.

By Mark McKee | Published

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Not every celebrity rang in the New Year with champagne and joyful celebration; Jeremy Renner, in particular, did so with a tragic accident that left his fans wondering if they would be starting their year off with dreadful news. While plowing his drive outside his home near Reno, Nevada, the Avengers actor suffered a traumatic accident that left him in critical condition. While we still wait for more information as it develops, Renner posted a photo on his Instagram that gave us the hope we’ve been looking for, thanking fans for their kind words and a message of love. 

On New Year’s Day, Jeremy Renner suffered a traumatic chest injury, along with a severe leg injury that caused massive blood loss and led to him being airlifted to the nearest hospital. Reports say that he was assisted by a neighbor who was a doctor, applying a tourniquet to the leg to stop the bleeding, likely saving his life. The details of what actually happened are sparse, but initial reports say that the snow plow he used to plow his drive had safety features that failed or weren’t engaged. 

Following the incident, the police responded to the area of the accident and treated it as a crime scene, commenting that what happened to Renner shouldn’t have been possible. However, the plow that the Hawkeye actor uses is often described as vintage and is no longer available for sale, meaning his accident is less likely to be an actual crime. Jeremy Renner has been known to use the plow often due to the area’s heavy snow, not only on his own drive but in the surrounding area for his neighbors. 

The Mayor of Kingstown actor’s representative reported that he is awake and in good spirits but still remains in the Intensive Care Unit in critical but stable condition. Jeremy Renner is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from his fans, but the family is still keeping details to themselves and asking for space to be with him while he recovers from his injuries. The actor has undergone two surgeries to address what is being called blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries. 

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Jeremy Renner in The Mayor of Kingstown

While the injuries were severe and will likely take a fair amount of recovery, the update from the actor himself on Instagram and the comments from his family seem to point to the likelihood that he will come through this ordeal. The question now becomes what kind of lasting effect this will have on the Hawkeye actor’s career and performance. A leg injury that is severe enough to necessitate a tourniquet and an airlift to a hospital could mean that Jeremy Renner’s time as a superhero is over. With him rumored to be gearing up for a follow-up season of Hawkeye, an appearance in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, or a cameo in Echo, his physical abilities may be hampered for longer than the near future. 

Of course, in the big picture, that doesn’t matter when weighed against the possibility that this accident could have taken his life. Now that we have this update, we can all breathe a little easier knowing that our favorite archer will be sticking around for a bit longer.