Jeremy Renner said he broke more than 30 bones in a snowplow accident on New Year’s Day.
The actor was left in critical condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit after being run over by a snowplow earlier this month. The Marvel Cinematic Universe star suffered “blunt chest trauma” and “orthopaedic injuries.” According to his representative, he underwent emergency surgery the next day.
This weekend (January 21), he shared an update with fans on Instagram in which he talked about the extent of his injuries.
He sent a message: “Morning workouts, resolutions – everything has changed this new year…. Born of tragedy for my entire family and quickly focused on uniting effective love.
“I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and caring for my family and me…. Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30 or so broken bones will grow together, become stronger, and love and connection with family and friends will deepen. Love and blessings to you all.”
Renner was released from hospital last week and returned home after a serious crash, a day after he shared an Instagram update saying he was missing his ‘happy place’.
After the incident, several directors and co-stars from the film sent Renner messages of support. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn tweeted: “My heart goes out to @JeremyRenner.”
Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner/Hulk in a miracle cinematic universe shared on Instagram: “We are praying for our brother @jeremyrenner for a full and speedy recovery. Please send him healing mercy.
Following news of Renner’s accident and subsequent hospitalization on New Year’s Day, a rep announced on January 2 that he had undergone surgery.
In a statement to Deadline, the actor’s rep added: “He has returned from surgery and remains in intensive care in critical but stable condition.
“Jeremy’s the family would like to express their gratitude to the wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for him, the Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Mayor Hillary Shive, and the Carrano and Murdock families. They are also extremely overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”