Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner is recovering from surgery after suffering “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” in a snow-ploughing accident on New Year’s Day in Nevada, a rep for the actor said.
Renner was in “critical but stable condition” in intensive care on Monday evening, the spokesman said.
The 51-year-old actor has so far had two surgeries to treat his injuries sustained in the accident, a source close to the actor told CNN.
Renner was hospitalized on Sunday after a “weather-related accident” while plowing snow, his rep Sam Mast confirmed to CNN on Monday.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said its deputies were responding to a “traumatic injury” involving Renner in the Mount Rose Highway area of Reno.
Deputies found Renner injured and coordinated his transport to an area hospital, the sheriff’s office said in a news release, adding that the actor was the only person involved in the accident.
The sheriff’s office didn’t provide details on how the snowplow accident happened, but said its major accident investigation team is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
At the time of the accident, parts of western Nevada were covered with snow. The Reno area received about 6 to 12 inches of snow between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s at elevations below 5,000 feet and up to 18 inches at higher elevations, the authorities said National Weather Service in Reno.
Renner has shared several videos and photos on his verified social media accounts showing him in snowy conditions, including an Instagram video posted two weeks ago in which the actor appears to be driving a snow plow.
Renner’s family released a statement Monday night thanking hospital staff and first responders as the actor remained hospitalized.
“Jeremy’s family would like to say thank you to the incredible doctors and nurses caring for him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, the Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve, and the Carano and Murdock families,” it said in a statement from his spokesman. “They are also enormously overwhelmed and grateful for the love and support from his fans.”
Renner stars in the Paramount+ series Mayor of Kingstown and is best known for his role as Hawkeye in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films.