While everyone was either welcoming in the new year in style or enduring the aftereffects of the previous night’s bingeing, the news of what happened to Jeremy Renner on January 1st, 2023, shocked Hollywood.

According to his agent Sam Mast, the actor, who is best known for playing Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was taken to the hospital following a “weather-related accident” while plowing snow. He was flown to the medical center, where we would have two operations.

He was in a stable but critical state as of January 3, 2022. According to CNN, a statement from Renner’s representative stated, “Jeremy’s family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve, and the Carano and Murdock families,”

The amount of love and support from his fans has left them incredibly moved and grateful. Here is what we are aware of regarding Jeremy Renner’s mishap, and we give our best wishes to Hawkeye for a quick recovery.

What Happened to Jeremy Renner?

 Jeremy Renner

Incident Details

The incident occurred on New Year’s Day 2023. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a “traumatic injury” on a highway near Reno, Nevada.

According to Mayor Hillary Schieve, who is a friend of Renner’s, the actor had gotten out of his snowplow to help someone in a stranded car when he was run over by his own vehicle. The incident happened near his home on Mt. Rose Highway, 25 minutes from downtown Reno.


Jeremy Renner suffered “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” in the accident. TMZ reported that the plow accidentally ran over one of Renner’s legs and other parts of his body, causing him to lose a lot of blood. A neighbor, who is also a doctor, was thankfully nearby to apply a tourniquet on his leg until paramedics arrived.

Weather Conditions

At the time of the accident, parts of northwestern Nevada were covered in snow. A New Year’s Eve snowstorm in the Reno area brought more than three feet of snow to the nearby ski resort, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe.

Dispatch audio obtained by TMZ showed that first responders were initially concerned that weather conditions, thanks to the storm, were going to make access to the accident difficult.


After arriving at the ICU after being loaded onto a medical helicopter at around 9:50 am on Sunday, January 1, 2023, Renner underwent two surgeries to address his injuries and he remains in a critical but stable condition. His injuries are extensive, his publicist told CNN.

Community Helping

Apparently, the two-time Oscar nominee is always helping out members of the community, more than most people know. “He’s always calling and saying, ‘Hey Mayor, what do you need?’” said, Schieve.

“There are a few times he’ll post about what he has done or donated toys but most of it you would never know he is doing.”

What Is Jeremy Renner’s Condition Now?

Jeremy Renner returned home from the hospital almost three weeks after the accident that left him in critical condition. Despite his return home, friends of Renner say the accident was “much worse than anyone knows” and that “Jeremy is very aware of the fact that he almost died out there.”

The right side of his chest was crushed, his upper torso had collapsed, and he had a bad head wound, and a leg injury. He had two surgeries and could require more in the weeks ahead. It could be two years before the actor is back in Hawkeye fighting shape.

On the evening of January 3, 2023, Renner posted an update on his health to Instagram with a selfie from his hospital bed, grateful to his fans for their support in the caption. He wrote that he was too messed up to type, but he sends love to everyone. His face was banged up pretty badly and he was still on oxygen.

The investigation into the accident continues, but Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said in a press conference that no foul play was suspected. Balaam said that Renner went to retrieve his snowcat in an effort to get his vehicle moving and after successfully towing his personal vehicle from its stuck location, Renner got out of his snowcat to speak to his family member.

At this point, the snowcat started to roll, and Renner attempted to get back into the driver’s seat but was run over by the snowcat. Balaam added that they do not suspect any foul play, and they’re analyzing the heavy piece of machinery to “rule out any potential mechanical failure of why it may have started to roll.”

In an Instagram story shared 24 hours after his first selfie from his hospital bed, Renner shared another update. His family members were shown to be giving his scalp a massage.

He wrote in the caption that it was a not-so-great ICU day that turned into an amazing spa day with his sister and mother. He added that he was in relatively good spirits, despite his swollen eyes and still being on oxygen.


Jeremy Renner, best known for his role as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was injured in a weather-related accident while plowing snow and was hospitalized. He had two surgeries and is in stable but critical condition. His injuries are extensive, but no foul play is suspected. He may require more surgeries in the future and it could take two years for him to be back in Hawkeye fighting shape.

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