“Avengers” star Jeremy Renner says he broke more than 30 bones in the snowplow accident on New Year’s Day, which left him hospitalized for more than two weeks.
Renner, who plays superhero archer Hawkeye in the Marvel movie and TV “Universe,” posted a photo to Instagram with a caption that read:
“Morning workouts, resolutions have all changed this new year…. Born from a tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused on reuniting actionable love ❤️ I want to THANK EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness to my family and me…. Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30+ broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just as the love and bond with family and friends deepens. Love and blessings to you all.”
Renner turned 52 in hospital. He was injured by a snowplow while clearing a driveway near his Nevada home, causing him “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries,” his publicist previously told CNN.
He underwent two surgeries and was treated in intensive care.
Monday night, the ‘mayor of Kingstown’ star responded to a Twitter post from the show, writing, “Beyond my brain fog during recovery, I was really excited to watch Episode 201 with my family at home.”
A 911 call log obtained by CNN says Renner was “completely crushed under a large snowcat (vehicle)” and that he had “extreme (difficulty) breathing.” It goes on to say that “the right side of his chest collapsed – the upper body was crushed.”
Renner’s snowcat, a motor-driven machine used to clear snow, began to roll away while Renner was not behind the wheel, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said earlier.