Actor Jeremy Renner thanked his fans for his “kind words” in a social media post he made from his hospital bed two days after he was badly injured in an accident near his US home.
The 51-year-old Marvel star said she was “too messy to write” for posting a photo on her official Instagram page.
“Thank you all for your kind words. I am too messy to write now. But I am sending my love to you all,” she wrote.
Renner was flown to hospital on Sunday after suffering “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” in an accident near the Mount Rose Highway, which connects Lake Tahoe on the Nevada-California border with southern Reno.
At a news conference Tuesday, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said Renner was helping a family member whose car was stuck in heavy snow when the incident occurred.
Sheriff Balaam said the Sheriff’s office received a phone call at 8:55 a.m. following reports of an accident involving a SnowCat plow and a civilian.
He added that there were no signs of “any foul play” and that the incident was a “tragic accident”.
“According to our investigation, Mr. Renner’s personal vehicle, driven by a family member, was stuck in snow near his home,” Sheriff Balaam said at a news conference.
“Mr. Renner went to get his SnowCat, an extremely large snowplow weighing at least 14,330 pounds, to get his vehicle moving.”
Sheriff Balaam said that after Renner successfully freed his vehicle, he went outside to talk to his family member when SnowCat started to move.
Renner tried to get back into the machine and was crushed at this point, he added.
The two-time Oscar nominee is best known for his role as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He has also appeared in movies such as The Hurt Locker, American Hustle, and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
She is also starring in the Paramount+ series The Mayor of Kingstown, and her second series will premiere in the UK on January 16.
In a statement to the PA news agency, Renner’s publisher said: “Jeremy’s family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses who cared for him, the Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue Team, the Washoe County Sheriff, the City of Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve. Carano and Murdock families.
“They’re also extremely overwhelmed and grateful for the love and support from their fans.”