Jeremy Renner, a Hollywood actor, claims he broke more than 30 bones when he was accidentally run over by a snow plow on New Year’s Day.
In an update on his recovery, the Avengers actor stated that his “morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular new year,” and shared a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed.
Renner was injured while clearing snow outside his Nevada home, suffering blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries.
He was listed as critical for several days.
The actor, who turned 52 a week after the accident, is best known for his role as the Marvel franchise’s bow-wielding Clint Barton/Hawkeye.
On Instagram, he said the incident had been a “tragedy for my entire family” but had transformed into “uniting actionable love”.
“These 30 plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens,” he wrote, thanking everyone for their “messages and thoughtfulness”.
Many celebrities, including Renner’s Marvel co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, have written messages of support for him.
“Mate, you’re a champion! We love you”, Hemsworth wrote, while Evans exclaimed how tough Renner was, and asked: “Has anyone even checked on the snowcat???”
I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness. Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30 plus broken bones will mend , grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens pic.twitter.com/kzj2CLYdXA— Jeremy Renner (@JeremyRenner) January 21, 2023
Due to concerns about his recovery, promotional images for his TV show, Mayor of Kingstown, were edited to remove injuries from his face.
The accident occurred following a New Year’s storm that killed dozens of people and dumped heavy snowfall across several states.
Renner used his own snow plough to rescue a family member who had become stuck in the snow near his house while driving his car.
Renner successfully towed the car away, but when he got out, the plough started moving while empty, according to Washoe County Sheriff Daroe Balaam at the time.
Mr Balaam said Renner was trying to get back into the driver’s seat to stop the vehicle from moving when the “extremely large” piece of equipment ran him over.
Days later, Renner posted a photo of his heavily bruised face, saying he was “too messed up now to type”, but thanking supporters for their “kind words”.