“Hook” star Jeremy Renner was near his house, and he cleared the lanes before his home snow shoveling accident, According to the representative of the actor.
Renner was hauling snow out of his driveway on Sunday, Renner’s publicist, Samantha Mast, told CNN so his family could leave his Nevada residence after they celebrated the holidays together. Members of Renner’s family were with him when the accident occurred.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Monday That Renner was assisting a stranded motorist at the time of the accident, was quoted by Reno Mayor Hillary Chevy. Mast said he was helping clean up the neighbours’ driveway.
More details about the cause of the accident will be provided by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at a press conference scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, Mast said. Renner is still in the hospital under intensive care. A spokesperson for Renner previously told CNN that he is recovering from surgery after suffering “blunt trauma to the chest and bone injuries.”
A source close to the actor told CNN that the 51-year-old actor has so far undergone two surgeries to treat the injuries he sustained in the accident.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said its deputies responded to a “traumatic injury” involving Renner in the Mount Rose Freeway area of Reno.
The sheriff’s office said in a press release that deputies found Renner injured and coordinated his transfer to an area hospital, adding that the actor is the only person involved in the incident.
At the time of the accident, parts of western Nevada were covered in snow. The Reno area received about 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, according to Reno National Weather Service.
Renner shared several videos and photos on his verified social media accounts that show him in snowy conditions, including one Instagram video posted two weeks ago that appears to have the actor driving a snowplow.
Renner’s family released a statement Monday night thanking the hospital staff and first responders as the actor remains in the hospital.
“Jeremy’s family would like to express their gratitude to the wonderful doctors and nurses who care for him, Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno Mayor Hilary Chevy and the Carano and Murdock families,” a statement from his spokesperson read. “They are also hugely overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of 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.
Co-starring in “The Avengers” Mark Ruffalo Request a prayer support Renner on Monday.
Ruffalo posted on his Instagram stories, “Prayers to our brother @jeremyrenner for a full and speedy recovery.” “Please send healing his way.”