Jeremy Renner had not showered for “a week or so” — that is, until his mother and sister transformed the ICU into a day spa and helped him bathe, according to a video Renner posted on his Instagram Stories and Twitter on January 5. After suffering critical injuries from a snowplow accident and undergoing surgery, the actor appeared in good spirits in the video. “A ‘not no great’ ICU DAY, turned to amazing spa day with my sis and mama❤️,” the Marvel star tweeted. Renner can be heard commenting on his hygienic condition in the clip: “First shower in definitely a week or so,” he said. “Gross!” As the video closes in on his face, his sister commented, “Literally look at all that blood.” The video marks his second update from his hospital bed since the accident occurred.
The actor underwent surgery and is in critical but stable condition after suffering a traumatic injury on New Year’s Day. “We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today, January 2,” a rep told Vulture at the time. “He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive-care unit in critical but stable condition.” Renner experienced a “weather-related accident while plowing snow,” his rep told Variety. Renner went on Instagram on the evening of January 3 to update on his recovery progress. “Thank you all for your kind words,” he shared alongside a photo of himself post-surgery. “Im too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office shared more details related to the accident after investigating. “Based on our investigation, Mr. Renner’s personal vehicle, which was being driven by a family member, had become stuck in the snow near his home,” Washoe County sheriff Darin Balaam said during a press conference from Variety. “Mr. Renner went to retrieve his PistenBully or Sno-Cat — an extremely large piece of snow removal equipment weighing at least 14,330 pounds — in an effort to get his vehicle moving. After successfully towing his personal vehicle from its stuck location, Mr. Renner got out of his PistenBully to speak to his family member. At this point, it was observed that the PistenBully started to roll. In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr. Renner attempts to get back into the driver’s seat of the PistenBully. Based on our investigation, it’s at this point that Mr. Renner is run over by the PistenBully. An eyewitness detailed seeing Mr. Renner getting into the PistenBully and not seeing him again until the PistenBully came to a rest in a pile of snow in front of his driveway.”
Washoe County, Nevada, where Renner owns a home, experienced heavy snowfall over New Year’s weekend. At least 31,000 people lost power. A neighbor told TMZ that a Snowcat ran over Renner’s leg and he lost a lot of blood. Another neighbor, who is a doctor, applied a tourniquet until Renner could be airlifted to the hospital. Renner was found near Mt. Rose Highway in Reno at approximately 9 a.m. on January 1, according to a press release from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. “Mr. Renner was the only involved party in the incident,” it read. “The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team is currently looking into the circumstances of the incident.”
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