Jeremy Renner is in ‘critical but stable condition’ after a snow plow accident

For years now, Jeremy Renner has maintained a big property – perhaps even a compound – in Reno, Nevada, on Lake Tahoe. He spends more time at the Lake Tahoe property than he does in LA, and Renner has always talked about how hands-on he is with home and property maintenance. As in, he loves mucking about with chainsaws, earthmovers and, as it turns out, snow plows. Renner had some kind of snow plow accident on his property on Sunday and he’s now in critical condition at a hospital.

Jeremy Renner is “in critical but stable condition” after a snow plow accident, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The Marvel actor, 51, sustained injuries “after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow earlier today,” his rep said Sunday. “His family is with him and he is receiving excellent care.” Deadline was first to report the news of his accident.

Renner is best known for playing Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Thor (2011) and The Avengers (2012). He most recently played the character in the Disney+ series Hawkeye. Renner was nominated for an Academy Award for his performances in The Hurt Locker (2008) and The Town (2010). He has also appeared in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), American Hustle (2013) and Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (2015). The actor is currently starring in the Taylor Sheridan series Mayor of Kingstown on Paramount+.

[From People]

God, that’s awful. I wonder what kind of accident it was, and I wonder if Renner fell off the plow, or whether he was run over by his own plow? Some of those smaller plows are pretty zippy, so I can see how someone could really get hurt if they were speeding along and accidentally hit a tree stump or something. Renner has talked before about how active he is in his Tahoe community, how supportive he is of local fire stations and how he helps his neighbors. It would not surprise me at all if, following a big snowfall, Renner took it on himself to plow the local roads.

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  1. PNW says:

    So scary, and seemingly random. Hope he’s okay. Critical is never good.

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      It does feel random, out of the blue. These winter storms are murder these days, where just shoveling your snow can get you. I hope he recovers fully. I’m just shocked.

  2. Lolo86lf says:

    Good Lord I hope he didn’t get seriously hurt. At least he didn’t have an accident with a ride-on lawn mower or a wood chipper. Any equipment with moving blades scares me.

    • susan says:

      if he was using what we call in Quebec a “soffleuse à neige” (I don’t know what it’s called in English) those things are deadly. the front of it has a bunch of spinning sharp blades. our neighbor’s cat got caught in it and was killed in a dreadful way. it’s basically a wood chipper with the opening in the front.

    • DouchesOfCambridge says:

      He doesnt have a small residential snow blower – like the good old “souffleuse à neige” in Quebec’s language, he has the full truck snow blower heavy weight machine if I understand correctly, and from what I read on twitter – the truck rolled over his leg and he lost a lot of blood. OMG sounds very serious. He wasnt trying to snow blow his parking garage – he was trying to make way for the cars to get out of the place after the storm.

  3. Noki says:

    OMG I always used to find the term ‘critical but in stable’condition to be an oxymoron. Prayers Up!

    • Sandra says:

      Me too. If he’s critical, then he’s not stable. If he’s stable, then he’s not critical.
      I hope for his sake it’s the latter.

    • Seaflower says:

      It was explained to me by a health care professional at hospital once that you can be critical ie seriously injured or ill, but if your condition is not changing its considered stable.
      So he may have lost a lot of blood for example and is therefore critical, but his condition has not deteriorated (or improved) so he is therefore considered stable currently.
      I hope he starts to improve soon.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Seaflower, yes, that’s how it is viewed here in Australia. Just this weekend a woman driving a black Mercedes waggon, smashed into a Silver Mercedes Sedan, with such force that she pushed the silver Mercedes into a power pole. The power pole snapped and fell onto her own car. A nearby resident rushed across and dragged her out of her car. Meanwhile two policemen pulled two from the Mercedes and administered first aid until paramedics arrive. Sadly, the three in the silver Mercedes died at the same. The woman who had smashed into them was rushed to hospital, and was said to be in a “critical but stable condition“. She rallied, and today was charged with three counts of manslaughter. She was unlicensed, speeding and driving erratically, which is why the cops were not far behind her.

        We have been hearing about the terrible weather some of your states have been experiencing. It is really scary. I don’t know who Jeremy Renner is, but what a terrible thing to have happen. I do hope he improves and makes a full recovery.

      • Seaflower says:

        @AnnaKist I’m from Australia too. 😉

    • FancyPants says:

      Yes, in a medical sense, “stable” means stable, Neither good nor bad. Only stable.

    • Susan says:

      Agreed, @Noki, reading this reminded me of when Anne Heche (RIP) was in “critical but stable” condition. Hope his has a better outcome.

  4. SomeChick says:

    I hope he recovers! I live in Reno (which is near Tahoe, but they are separate communities… only the airport is “Reno/Tahoe”) and we just got almost a foot of snow on new year’s eve. Must have been even more up in the mountains. I hope he will be ok. I grew up watching him on tv.

    • Nicole96 says:

      His place is up Mt Rose Highway

    • BeanieBean says:

      That’s what I figure, he’s probably got a piece of rural property outside Reno, closer to Lake Tahoe itself. And private property means you yourself are responsible for plowing your driveway–just one of many reasons I’ll never live out in the middle of nowhere. ‘Critical but stable’ is scary stuff.

  5. smcollins says:

    I saw a headline about this this morning and my heart started to sink. Such awful news. Sending lots of love to him & his family (especially his young daughter who seems to be the light of his life), and wishing he pulls through and makes a full recovery.

  6. FHMom says:

    I could t believe it when. I read this. I hope he is okay. Well wishes sent.

  7. Linder says:

    Our plow is attached to the front of our ATV. If you aren’t careful where you are pushing the snow you can slide sideways and end up in a ditch with the bike on top of you. This can also happen with a tractor pushing snow. Hope he’ll be okay.

    • North of Boston says:

      I’ve got a medium-sized self propelled walk behind snow blower. A few winters back, a combination of icy and uneven ground (both weren’t visible given the weather conditions) caused me to lose control of the direction it was headed. I could stop the tracks from moving, and the impeller/blade, but had no control of where the machine went given gravity and the weight of the thing. It hit the side of my car … and as I was trying to move it back away from the car, it hit the car several times … leaving none of the doors, side panels on that side of the car unscathed.

      If I had been in between the snow blower and the car, or slipped and fell, I could have been seriously injured. I’ve also got memories of stepping onto ice covered snow on a slope as a child and winding up in the hospital with internal injuries because I couldn’t stop sliding and hit a tree.

      With an ATV propelled plow, or even a truck? The speed, vehicle mass, snow mass and bad weather, uneven terrain combination… bad things can happen. In an instant.

      Even though I find him to be a bit of a jerk-dude, I hope he recovers okay.

  8. Case says:

    Best wishes for his recovery. This sounds scary.

  9. HeyKay says:

    He has a young daughter, hoping he recovers quickly.

  10. Kate says:

    This is terrible. I really hope he recovers.

  11. Twin Falls says:

    So sad. It’s been a horrible winter weather wise for a lot of the US. I hope he recovers.

  12. HeyKay says:

    I wonder if the truck or machine he was in, rolled over or slid.
    Those heavy machines are very dangerous.

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      Apparently his plow drove over (or fell on) his leg, and he lost a lot of blood.
      I hope his injuries are such that he doesn’t lose his leg (or worse, his life, as his condition is still critical).
      Wishing him and his family good results!

  13. Harper says:

    Mr. Harper said that those heavy ride-on snowplows can tip over in certain circumstances and in bad weather conditions and he thinks that is most likely what happened. I hope and pray he is able to make a full recovery.

  14. Dee says:

    He has a long driveway. Maybe has a plow on the front of a truck, missed the drive and rolled over down a slope. That part of Tahoe is really steep 🙁

  15. Anon says:

    For the sake of his daughter, I hope he recovers. This guy has repeatedly called his ex wife “unstable” and a liar after she alleged multiple alarming instances of abuse in their custody case. Complicated feelings over here for sure.

  16. Snarkle says:

    Just read this:
    One of Renner’s neighbors told the outlet that the Snow Cat plow accidentally ran over one of Renner’s legs, causing him to lose a tremendous amount of blood.
    Another neighbor who is a doctor managed to place a tourniquet on the “Avengers” star’s leg until paramedics arrived to fly him to the hospital.

  17. Different Kate says:

    He broke both his arms a few years ago performing a stunt in a movie. (Because he thought there was no real potential for injury?? Ego??) So I wonder if he was following all the safety guidelines whilst snow plowing?

    • CourtneyB says:

      It was a pretty simple stunt. But the chairs collapsed. He’s plowed the area for years and is a volunteer fireman whose trained with the locals.

  18. Christine says:

    This is so horrifying, all the healing thoughts to Jeremy.

  19. Nicegirl says:

    🙏 ♾️ 💕 🖖 xo
    Praying for a full and fast recovery ❤️‍🩹