Actor Jeremy Renner is recovering from surgery after a snow plowing accident in Nevada.
A spokesperson for the actor said on New Years’ Day he suffered
blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries.
in critical but stable condition..”
The 51-year-old actor has undergone two surgeries to address injuries he sustained in the accident.
Renner’s representative Sam Mast confirmed to CNN that he was hospitalized on Sunday after a “weather related accident” while plowing snow.
Renner’s family released a statement Monday evening thanking hospital staff and first responders as the actor remained hospitalized.
Jeremy’s family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve and the Carano and Murdock families.
They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
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 did not provide details on how the snow plow accident happened but said its Major Accident Investigation Team is looking into the circumstances of the incident.
According to the National Weather Service in Reno, at the time of the accident, the area received around 6-12 inches of snow at elevations below 5,000 feet between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and up to 18 inches at higher elevations.