Jeremy Renner shared a photo of his physical therapy session after he was nearly crushed to death by a 14,000-pound snowplow.
Renner, 52, was seen in the photo with his hands folded over his stomach and his head tilted against the pillows of his hospital bed as a physical therapist bends his knee.
The star’s bed was positioned next to floor-to-ceiling windows, giving the Marvel actor a beautiful view to enjoy while he continues to recover. On Saturday, the actor remained hopeful that the ’30 plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens.’
Renner was hit by a snowplow on January 1 while he was helping a family member’s car out of the snow. He was airlifted to the hospital from his mansion near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Jeremy Renner shared a photo of his physical therapy session from his hospital bed at his Lake Tahoe, Nevada, home
He was released from the hospital earlier this week and friends and family said it could take up to two years for the actor’s injuries to fully heal.
Despite Renner now learning a different definition to ‘morning workouts,’ he said the ‘tragedy…quickly focused into uniting actionable love.’
‘I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness for my family and I….Much love and appreciation to you all,’ he told his fans.
Several celebrities sent Renner well wishes, including the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Heidi Klum.
Hemsworth, who worked with Renner in the Avenger’s movies, wrote: ‘You’re a champion mate! We love you.’
Klum wrote: ‘Sending you love.’
Actress Eiza Gonzalez wrote: ‘You got this J,’ while singer Sam Feldt wrote: ‘Sending much love mate.’
The actor was ran over by a snowplow on January 1 while helping a family member’s car get out of the snow
The Marvel actor’s injuries could take up to two years to fully heal
Renner’s physical therapy is just the beginning of his continued healing process. Renner’s representatives said he had suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and was in a critical but stable condition after surgery.
His friends said his injuries are much worse than feared and that he ‘nearly bled out’ and ‘almost died’ while waiting for help to arrive.
‘It’s much worse than anyone knows. Jeremy is very aware of the fact that he almost died out there,’ a source told RadarOnline.
‘The right side of Jeremy’s chest was crushed, and his upper torso had collapsed. He also had a bad head wound that was bleeding and a leg injury.
Several celebrities send him support, including his Avengers costar, Chris Hemsworth
‘Jeremy was in a lot of pain, and was having difficulty breathing,’ a source told RadarOnline. ‘He knew he was in bad shape and that he might not make it out of this,’ the source said at the time.
On a 911 recording, obtained by TMZ, showed Renner crying out in pain after the incident.
In the audio clip the unidentified neighbor can be heard telling Renner to ‘lay still’ repeatedly while the emergency call operator asks him questions.
‘I need the address of the emergency please,’ the female operator can be heard saying to the male caller.
The 52-year-old was airlifted to hospital after he was ‘crushed’ and ‘nearly died’ waiting for emergency services with friends and family reportedly saying he ‘nearly bled out’
‘I told you,’ the male caller says sounding frustrated as Renner continues to moan in agony in the background.
‘I know, I just need to verify it, what is the phone number that you’re calling from,’ the female operator said.
‘Immediately, somebody has been runover by a Snowcat, hurry,’ he is heard saying.
‘Okay, what is the phone you’re calling from, just in case we get disconnected,’ she says.
‘Tell me exactly what happened,’ she is heard saying. The neighbor responded: ‘I don’t know, someone is in front of my house and he got run over by a Snowcat. He’s been crushed.’
‘Phone paramedics, ambulance,’ he said, being interrupted by the operator who is heard saying ‘everyone is on their way right now.’
He was released from the hospital earlier this week and has more than 30 broken bones
A pause in the phone call gives way to the gurgling moans from Renner.
‘I don’t know I can’t tell,’ the neighbor says before explaining that Renner is crushed on his right side on his chest, upper torso, and adds that his ‘ribs may be crushed.’
‘He’s got a headwound as well. Can you give me an ETA?’ he is heard saying in the recorded 911 call.
‘It’s hard to give an ETA just because the snow on the mountain I don’t know how quick they’re able to go,’ the female operator said as the neighbor explains that his breath is getting shorter.
After arriving home, he encourage fellow Reno and Lake Tahoe residents to be careful and said he missed his ‘happy place’
‘How’s he doing?’ she is heard asking. ‘Shallow breath, a lot of pain, he’s conscious we have him covered in blankets, his head’s covered, he’ll be drifting off.’
‘Is he starting to kind of drift off into sleep?’ she asks, to which the neighbor responds: ‘Yeah.’
The audio makes it clear that the 52-year-old was in need of life-saving equipment and had been crying out in agony for over 15 minutes.
Renner was later airlifted to hospital from a private road blanketed in thick snow.
Footage shows the emergency helicopter taking off from the winter landscape and disappearing behind snow peaked mountains.