‘Send healing goodness': Mark Ruffalo urges fans to pray for 'brother' Jeremy Renner after nasty accident
The ‘Now You See Me’ actor, 55, shared a touching message about his long-time Marvel co-star on his Instagram stories on Tuesday, January 3, writing, "Prayers up for our brother on a full and speedy recovery. Please send healing goodness his way." Ruffalo and Renner first shared screen back in 2012 in the first 'Avengers'. They also worked in several other Marvel movies including, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
Renner, 51, who rose to fame for his portrayal of Hawkeye, was airlifted to a hospital on Sunday, January 1, after a snow-plowing machine, Snowcat, went over his leg outside his Lake Tahoe home. He was reportedly in critical but stable condition after undergoing several surgeries. The circumstances surrounding the accident remain unclear but police described it as a "weather-related" incident involving a snow plow.
"We can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow earlier today. His family is with him and he is receiving excellent care," Renner's spokesman reportedly said.
Earlier, Renner's family confirmed to People that he suffered “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” after the accident and had to undergo surgery. Even after the that, the actor continues to remain in the ICU in “critical but stable condition”. “We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today, January 2nd, 2023. He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition,” the statement reportedly added.
Renner's family also expressed their gratitude towards his incredible fans who prayed for his speedy recovery. “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. They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans,” the family said in a statement.
The spine-chilling incident came amid a "once in a lifetime" blizzard in the US. The Arctic blast stirred up heavy winds and snow, trapping some residents inside their houses with snowdrifts and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses. The storm has already killed dozens of people.