Jeremy Renner has undergone surgery and is in critical but stable condition after suffering blunt force trauma and orthopedic injuries to his chest in an accident on Sunday, the actor’s publicist confirmed.
The 51-year-old actor was seriously injured driving a snowplow near his home in Reno, Nevada on New Year’s Day and was airlifted to a hospital.
The Avengers star underwent surgery for his injury on Monday and is in intensive care, his publicist said Monday night.
“Jeremy’s family would like to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, the Washoe County Sheriff, Mayor of Reno, Hilary Sieb, and the Carano and Murdoch families. “They are also very overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
TMZ reported eyewitness accounts from Renner’s neighbors who were plowing the road Sunday morning so their family could get out after a snowstorm. Instead, Sno-Cat’s plow hit one of Renner’s legs.
He reportedly lost a large amount of blood from his injuries, and another neighbor, a doctor, put a tourniquet on his leg until paramedics arrived.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that it “responded to traumatic injuries around the Mount Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada” at 9 a.m. Sunday. Renner said he was the only party involved in the incident under investigation.
Renner’s snowplow was towed on Sunday night, hours after the accident.
The actor has owned a ranch in Washoe County for years. A winter storm hit northern Nevada on New Year’s Eve, cutting power to 35,000 homes. In the past week, much of the United States has been hit by the “blizzard of the century,” killing at least 60 people across the country.
Over the weekend, officials warned those planning a trip through the Sierra Nevada to be prepared for icy roads and winter driving conditions.
Renner, best known for playing the superhero Hawkeye in Marvel movies and television and for his Academy Award-nominated performance in The Hurt Locker, will appear in the second season of Paramount + crime drama Mayor of Kingstown. Broadcast in 2 weeks.