On New Year’s Day, the horrific news broke that Mayor of Kingstown actor Jeremy Renner had to be airlifted to the hospital after suffering from a snowplow accident, while trying to help clear a path for a neighbor at his Reno, Nevada home.
At the time, all we knew was that the 51-year-old’s leg was ran over by the 14,000-pound snowplow, and a neighbor, who was a doctor, had to try to help stop the bleeding before the medics arrived.
We also now know that the extent of his injuries were much more serious than what was originally perceived, as a source explained:
“It’s much worse than anyone knows. Jeremy is very aware of the fact that he almost died out there.”
The actor suffered “extreme difficulty” breathing due to injuries to his chest, and lost a lot of blood from his leg and head during the accident as well.
“Word is the damage to Jeremy’s chest was so substantial, it had to be reconstructed in surgery.
So far, he’s had two surgeries and he will likely require more in the weeks ahead on his leg. Doctors tend to space out operations to allow time for the body’s natural healing process to kick in, and that’s the case here.”
It could take as long as two years for Renner to fully recover from his injuries.
Since the accident, Renner has shared some updates of his condition via Instagram, like this one:
“Thank y’all for your kind words. I’m too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”