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Jeremy Renner posts hospital photo after snowcat accident: See it here


Jeremy Renner is sending his fans a message of gratitude following his hospitalization due to a snow vehicle accident.

The Marvel star, 51, shared his first Instagram post since the accident on Tuesday, days after he was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

“Thank you all for your kind words,” Renner captioned a selfie of himself in his hospital bed. “Im too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”

In the photo, Renner appears to be lying in a hospital bed, wearing glasses and a tube called a nasal cannula up both his nostrils. According to WebMD, a nasal cannula is used to provide supplemental oxygen therapy to someone with lower oxygen levels. The actor also has a visible scrape on the left side of his face. 

A representative for the actor told the Associated Press on Monday that Renner remained in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery and was in an intensive care unit. 

Renner, who plays ace archer Clint Barton/Hawkeye in the superhero Avengers movies and Disney+ series “Hawkeye,” suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries in a snow vehicle accident in Reno, Nevada, on Sunday, Renner’s rep said Monday. 

“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 others, read the statement. “They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”

The Washoe County Sherriff’s Office also said in a news release that Renner was the only person involved in the accident, and the sheriff’s office was investigating. 

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During a press conference Tuesday, Sherriff Darin Balaam offered further details about the “tragic accident.”

Balaam gave a timeline of events, saying a 911 call regarding a crash in which someone was run over by a snowcat was received at 8:55 am on Sunday. Units were dispatched minutes later, with the first arriving at 9:30 am after getting delayed due to weather conditions. The previous night, the area received approximately three feet of fresh snow, and multiple cars had been abandoned on the roads. Renner was lifted to a hospital via carrier flight at 9:56 am.

Balaam said the accident occurred after Renner used his snowcat to help a family member who had driven one of Renner’s personal vehicles and was stuck in the snow near the actor’s home.

After towing the vehicle with his snowcat, which weighs over 14,000 pounds, Renner got out to speak to the family member, when his snowcat started to roll, Balaam said. He added Renner was run over by the snowcat while attempting to get back in its driver’s seat. The snowcat came to rest in a pile of snow.

“We do not believe Mr. Renner was impaired at all, and we believe this is a tragic accident,” Balaam said, adding his office is investigating possible mechanical failure as  a reason why the snowcat rolled. “We do not suspect any foul play.”

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Contributing: Kim Willis, Brian Truitt and Sara M. Moniuszko, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

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