'He's a fighter, crushing all progress goals': Jeremy Renner's sister Kym shares update on actor's health
RENO, NEVADA: Following catastrophic injuries sustained on New Year's Day in a snowplow accident in Reno, Nevada, Jeremy Renner is making progress in his recovery. The 'Hawkeye' actor is "crushing all the progress goals," according to his sister.
Kym Renner, the sister told People, "We are so thrilled with his progress. He is a fighter and doesn't mess around. He is crushing all the progress goals. We couldn't feel more positive about the road ahead."
Renner was hospitalized on January, 1 when he was airlifted to the medical facility as his torso was crushed following an accident. He suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries. Renner gave his first update to fans from the hospital bed on January, 3. While thanking all for the love and support, he said "Thank you all for your kind words. I'm too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all."
Since then he has been inconsistently sharing an update on his health condition via Instagram stories. On one such occasion, he shared a video where her sister could be seen messaging his head and making her brother laugh. "Spa Moment to lift my spirits," he captioned the video. On January 6 he posted an Instagram story, showing him surrounded by hospital staff. In his gratitude to the staff, he wrote, "Thank you renowned medical ICU team for beginning this journey."
Renner, who spent his 52nd birthday in the hospital on January 7, was clearing snow from his driveway so that his family could leave the house as they celebrated the new year together. "He was also helping clear out the snow of his neighbor's home as everyone up there had been without power for 24 hours, and there had been a large snowfall," his representative told the magazine.
Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said in a press conference stated, "Mr Renner went to retrieve his PistenBully, or snowcat — an extremely large piece of snow-removal 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 PistenBully to speak to his family member," said Balaam.
He added, "At this point, it is observed that the PistenBully started to roll. In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr. Renner attempts to get back into the driver's seat of the PistenBully. Based on our investigation, it's at this point that Mr Renner is run over by the PistenBully." Meanwhile, a source told the outlet, "Jeremy is making positive progress and while he has a long road to recovery, he is overwhelmed by the showing of love and support."