On his 52nd birthday, Academy Award-nominated actor Jeremy Renner is feeling the love.
The Base, an organization Renner has been involved with for years, shared a video on his Instagram Story of a group of kids from an urban academy in Chicago singing 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” while holding signs that spelled out “Jeremy”.
Renner expressed his gratitude with the caption, “Thank you For the Birthday Love !!!”.
On Friday, Renner also posted a video from his hospital bed thanking the medical staff for their tireless effort as he begins his road to recovery.
Bryan Renner, 49, has been hospitalized since a devastating snowplow accident on Mount Rose Highway in Nevada. Washoe County Sheriff’s Office’s Bryan Samudio gave details of a 911 call involving a pedestrian who a snowcat had struck. Renner was then taken to the intensive care unit.
“Mr. Renner’s personal vehicle, which was being driven by a family member, had become stuck in the snow near his home,” Samudio explained. “Mr. Renner went to retrieve his piston bully, or snowcat — an extremely large piece mobile equipment weighing at least 14,330 pounds — in an effort to get his vehicle moving.”
“After successfully, towing his personal vehicle from its stuck location, Mr. Renner got out of his piston bully to speak to his family member. At this point it is observed that the piston bully started to roll,” he continued. “In an effort, to stop the rolling piston bully, Mr. Renner attempted to get back in the driver’s seat of the piston bully. Based on our investigation, it’s at this point Mr. Renner [was] run over by the piston bully.”
Audio of the 911 call made on New Year’s Day noted that Renner appeared to be “completely crushed” by the snowcat. “Subject was run over by a snowcat,” the log reads, later noting that the person was Renner.
“[Jeremy] is moaning loudly in the background — serious bleeding,” the dispatcher writes in the log. “He is bleeding heavily from his head and other [unknown] injuries – [responding person] isn’t sure where all the blood is coming from.”
The actor was “completely crushed under a large snowcat” and was having “extreme [difficulty] breathing.” It also notes that “the right side of his chest is collapsed — upper torso is crushed.”
He took to social media to share a video of his mother and sister at the hospital, where he appeared to be receiving a hairwash. In the post he wrote, “A ‘not so great’ ICU day was transformed into an amazing spa day with my sister and mama ❤️. Thank you sooooo much.”