'Avengers' actor Jeremy Renner in critical condition after snowplow accident

January 3, 2023

Actor Jeremy Renner, 51, who plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Avengers movies and in a Disney+ series of the same name, is in critical condition in a Nevada hospital after a snowplow accident on Sunday.

Renner was airlifted to a local hospital in Reno after the accident caused blunt force trauma to his chest and orthopedic injuries. He is in critical but stable condition after surgery to repair the injuries on Monday.

Authorities have not said exactly what happened to cause the accident, which occurred on Renner's property near Mt. Rose Highway along Lake Taho in Reno. Renner was reportedly alone at the time, and the sheriff's office said that it is investigating the incident.

Renner said he moved to Reno because he liked the size of the city and so his family can ski often.

Hollywood reactions

Hollywood reacted online with prayers and well-wishes for Renner and his family after the news of the accident and his hospitalization broke on Sunday.

"Prayers up for our brother @jeremyrenner on a full and speedy recovery," costar Mark Ruffalo posted on Instagram. "Please send healing goodness his way."

“My heart is with @JeremyRenner,” James Gunn, director of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, posted Monday afternoon on Twitter.

“Sending up thoughts and prayers for @JeremyRenner!” tweeted Robert Patrick, who starred with Renner in the 2014 film Kill the Messenger.

The family released a statement Monday after Renner's surgery.

"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," the statement said. "They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans."

Renner's career

Besides playing Hawkeye, Renner is also a two-time Oscar nominee. His 2009 performance in The Hurt Locker brought him to prominence as an actor.

He was also nominated for The Town.

His appearance as Hawkeye in the Avengers movies led to the spinoff series Hawkeye on Disney+. Renner was also working on another series for the streaming service called Rennervations.

The new series is reality-based and aims to give back to communities by repurposing vehicles that meet their unique needs.

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