Jeremy Renner is currently in hospital in “critical but stable” condition after a snowplowing accident on New Year’s Day. The 51-year-old actor was reportedly clearing the up to two feet of snow that fell during a snow storm at his home near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains at the time of the incident.
A representative for Renner confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he is currently being treated for unspecified injuries.
“We can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow earlier today,” the statement read. “His family is with him, and he is receiving excellent care.”
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to Renner’s property on Sunday morning to find an injured Renner. “Upon arrival, deputies coordinated with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and REMSA Health to arrange for medical transport of Mr. Jeremy Renner via care flight to a local area hospital. Mr. Renner was the only involved party,” the statement continued.
The major accident investigation team at the sheriff’s office is continuing to explore what happened during the accident.
Renner owns several snow plows and regularly posts content on Instagram of him clearing the snow around his property. “I have so much respect for Mother Earth, and Mother Nature… I expect to lose the fight but I’ll always give it my best shot,” he captioned one video.
Fans rushed to his Instagram after hearing about the accident to wish Jeremy Renner a speedy recovery after his accident. “I sure hope you heal well and quickly. One minute I’m watching you plow snow like there’s no tomorrow,” one fan wrote. “The next I see you’re in the hospital. Very unfortunate, Jeremy. Sincerely sending good vibes your way!” Another added: “I hope you recover very soon Jeremy! You are an amazing person, very strong and brave. I love you, man.”
Here’s hoping he makes a full recovery quickly.