Jeremy Renner, the Marvel actor, suffered critical injuries from a freak snow plow accident on New Year’s Day near his Reno, Nevada home.
He was run over by the heavy-duty machinery, which resulted in blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries.
He has undergone surgery and remains in the hospital, where he has shared some selfies and videos since.
According to a statement from his representative, Renner was airlifted to the hospital.
However, a source close to the “Hawkeye” actor stated that his condition is worse than what has been revealed publicly. “It’s much worse than anyone knows,” the source said. “Jeremy is very aware of the fact that he almost died out there.”
Renner, 42, was helping a stranded motorist by clearing the snow when his Kässbohrer PistenBully snow plow began rolling on its own.
As he attempted to hop behind the wheel and stop it, the 6.5-ton plow ran him over, crushing his leg.
The Oscar-nominated actor suffered “extreme difficulty” breathing and was bleeding heavily from his head.
The right side of his chest collapsed as his upper torso was crushed by the vehicle, according to a 911 log obtained by TMZ. “Word is the damage to Jeremy’s chest was so substantial, it had to be reconstructed in surgery,” a source told Radar Online.
An insider stated that it could take two years for Renner to make a full recovery:
“So far, he’s had two surgeries and he will likely require more in the weeks ahead on his leg,”
“Doctors tend to space out operations to allow time for the body’s natural healing process to kick in, and that’s the case here.”
The news of Renner’s severe injury is a shock to fans and the entertainment industry.
Renner is known for his roles in Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hawkeye, and also for his performances in movies like The Hurt Locker, The Town, and Arrival.
He has a reputation for being an extremely hardworking actor and a dedicated professional. He has also been actively involved in various philanthropic activities, particularly in the field of education.
The accident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety and caution when working with heavy machinery. The actor’s fans, friends and colleagues are wishing him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the big screen soon.