Jeremy Renner Shared a Sweet Note From His Nephew Amid His Recovery


Apr. 6 2023, Updated 10:40 p.m. ET

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When news broke that actor Jeremy Renner was injured during a snow plow incident on New Year's Day 2023, many fans became immediately concerned. Initial reports suggested that he was in critical but stable condition following the accident.

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News later broke that he had been in surgery on two separate occasions as a result of the accident.

So, how is the star doing now that some time has passed since the accident? Here's what we know.

Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld
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Jeremy and his 'Hawkeye' co-star Hailee Steinfeld

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Jeremy is already back to work and promoting a new project, according to Vulture.

On March 15, 2023, he also shared a sweet note from his nephew, Auggie, via his Instagram Story. The note read, "I am very lucky because my uncle is hawk-eye," and went on to add, "I am also very lucky that my uncle is alive from his accident." The actor captioned the post about the letter with the response, "Love my little man. Love you, Auggie."

What happened to Jeremy Renner? Details on his snow plow accident.

Jeremy was involved in a horrific snow plow accident involving his Sno-Cat as he was attempting to help a family member whose vehicle was stuck in the snow. The accident happened near Jeremy's Lake Tahoe home.

At one point after Jeremy got out of the Sno-Cat, the enormous snow plow started moving. Jeremy reportedly attempted to jump back behind the wheel of the vehicle, but the 7-ton plow instead ran over his leg. Jeremy's upper torso was also crushed, according to 911 dispatch audio obtained by TMZ. He had to be airlifted to the hospital.

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The accident came after a period of heavy snow across parts of Nevada, which Jeremy had documented on social media. Over the days leading up to the accident, he posted numerous photos and videos showing just how severe the conditions were where he lived.

He even included a video of himself driving a snow plow, which was posted roughly two weeks before the accident.

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“It’s my mistake,” Jeremy said during his interview with Diane Sawyer. “And I paid for it.” He emotionally admitted to Diane that before his surgery, he wrote a goodbye note to his family on his phone. He told his family through sign language that he was sorry.

Jeremy lets the blame fall on himself. The accident was the result of a mistake with maneuvering the snow plow, but Jeremy admitted that some of the details are still lost to him. However, his nephew, Alex, was with him and could fill in some of the gaps.

“When I ran up to him," Alex told Diane. "I didn’t think he was alive.”

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After news initially broke in January that he had been hospitalized, Jeremy's family released a statement thanking everyone involved in getting the actor to safety.

“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,” a statement from his spokesperson read at the time.

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“They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans," the statement continued.

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Following the accident, Jeremy took to social media to share a selfie taken in the hospital. "Thank you all for your kind words," he said in the caption of the photo. "I'm too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all."

Jeremy had two surgeries to repair injuries, per CNN. He was diagnosed with blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries following the accident.

Approximately two weeks after Jeremy's accident, a source told Radar Online that his injuries were "much worse than anyone knows." The source added: "Jeremy is very aware of the fact that he almost died out there. The right side of Jeremy’s chest was crushed, and his upper torso had collapsed. He also had a bad head wound that was bleeding and a leg injury.”

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Although Jeremy's recovery journey will be a long one, he was able to go back home. On Jan. 17, he tweeted that he was able to watch the Season 2 premiere of Mayor of Kingstown (in which he stars) at home with his family.

Toward the end of January, Jeremy revealed that he had 30 broken bones including a rib that pierced his liver.

Jeremy, who is 52 years old, is best known for his role as Hawkeye in a wide array of Marvel Cinematic Universe projects over the past decade.

We wish Jeremy the best as he continues to heal!

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