Jeremy Renner is primarily known for playing Clint Barton aka Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For years, fans have watched Hawkeye team up with other superheroes and save the world from dangerous threats time and time again. That said, Hawkeye has never been perceived as the strongest hero in the MCU, as he’s mostly served as a supporting player to the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, and other notable Avengers. However, recent real-world events prove that Renner might be the strongest member of the gang after all.
Renner has been in “critical but stable” condition these past few days following a snowplow accident that took place near Mt. Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada on January 1. Following the accident, the 51-year-old underwent surgery for blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries. While it seemed like touch and go for a while, it appears that he’s finally on the mend, and he’s been active on social media to ease the concerns of his fans.
Earlier this week, Renner posted a heartfelt message thanking his fans for their support, revealing that he was “too messed up to type” but grateful for all of the well-wishes. Since then, the “Hawkeye” star has also made enough progress to share a video message with his social media followers.
Jeremy Renner needs a shower following snowplow accident
Jeremy Renner took to Twitter on Thursday, January 5, and shared his first social media video since the life-threatening accident. The clip shows the actor in jovial spirits as he sits upright in bed rocking a shower cap, and receiving a head massage. In the accompanying caption, he revealed that he was having an “amazing spa day” in the intensive care unit after having a “not-so-great” day beforehand. His mother and sister were also present to keep his spirits high.
It’s clear from the 23-second clip that Renner is still in the early stages of the recovery process, but he certainly hasn’t lost his sense of humor. “Check it out. That’s the first shower in definitely a week or so. Gross,” he said. As of this writing, the video has amassed over 2.6 million views and received lots of engagement from Twitter users.
It’s unknown how long it will take for “The Avengers” star to be on his feet again. However, the fact he’s been active on social media since the accident suggests that he’s on the road to recovery.