Jeremy Renner is celebrating his 52nd birthday by thanking his medical care team. The actor is still recovering from injuries suffered in a snowplow accident.
“Thank you renowned medical ICU team for beginning this journey,” Renner said on an Instagram story image. The actor is shown on a hospital bed, surrounded by medical staff.
Renner’s late Friday post is the third since her hospitalization. After being crushed by a snowplow near his Nevada home on New Year’s Day, he required two operations for acute chest damage and orthopedic problems. According to his spokesperson, the Marvel star was shoveling snow from a private driveway when the tragedy occurred, as Page Six reported.
Renner also tweeted a short video of fans dancing to 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” to wish him a happy birthday, and he is thankful for the “birthday love.”
Several other actors also sent birthday wishes to Renner. “Happy birthday to one of the toughest guys I know,” wrote Chris Evans on his Instagram story with a picture of Renner. “Sending so much love your way.”
At a news conference on Tuesday, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam stated that Renner’s snowcat, an engine-powered machine used to clear snow, began to roll away while Renner was not in the driver’s seat. Balaam stated that he was injured while trying to re-enter the machine. Renner’s family members were there when he was injured.
On New Year’s Day, authorities got a 911 call concerning the collision. Due to harsh winter weather, the highway was blocked. Renner was flown to the hospital by helicopter because of the adverse weather.