Marvel actor Jeremy Renner “suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” in an accident near his home and, following surgery, remains in intensive care in “critical but stable condition,” his publicist said.
The 51-year-old man was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after the incident, which US media reported occurred while shoveling snow.
In a statement provided to the PA news agency, his publicist said: “We can confirm that Jeremy suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and underwent surgery today, January 2, 2023.
“He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition.
“Jeremy’s family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses who care for him, the Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue Department, Washoe County Sheriff, City of Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, and the Carano and Murdock families.
“They are also tremendously overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of love and support from their fans.”
Renner was injured in an area near Mount Rose Highway, which links Lake Tahoe and south Reno, straddling the Nevada-California border, according to the AP.
The two-time Oscar nominee is known for playing Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He has also appeared in movies like The Hurt Locker, American Hustle, and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
He also stars in the Paramount+ series The Mayor Of Kingstown, with the second series premiering on the service in the UK on January 16.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada said in a news release that it is investigating the incident.
Dozens of people died in the US in snowstorms over the Christmas and New Year period.
An arctic blast brought strong winds and snow to Nevada on New Year’s Eve, leaving thousands without power.
Meanwhile, another low pressure system bringing heavy snow and ice will become the last winter storm to hit the area in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service website.
Renner has previously spoken about the snow on his American ranch multiple times on social media.
He tweeted a photo of what appeared to be his car trapped under several feet of snow in December, writing: “Lake Tahoe snowfall is no joke.”
Meanwhile, in a prominent Instagram post titled Holiday, the actor shared a photo of his snowplow and captioned it: “Snow cat buried in snow at ranch.”
She also shared a video of her snowplow a week ago on her Instagram Story, writing, “Who’s excited for the holidays,” and another post that read, “Almost done with the sledding hill for the kids.”