Jeremy Renner is celebrating his 52nd birthday in the hospital after suffering serious injuries in a snow-plowing incident.
“Thank you renowned medical ICU team for beginning this journey,” Renner wrote on an image shared to his Instagram story. The snapshot shows the actor in a hospital bed, surrounded by medical professionals.
The Oscar-nominated actor, who turned 52 on Saturday, also posted a video to his Instagram stories that day of students from The Base, a Chicago-based organization focused on supporting youth academics and athletics, dancing along to 50 Cent’s “In da Club” — with its “Go shorty, it’s your birthday” refrain — while holding cards that spelled out Renner’s name.
“Thank you for the birthday love!!!” Renner wrote on his post of the video. He also commented on The Base’s own Instagram post of the clip: “I love you all sooooo much !!!! Thank you. You’ve made my spirits sing!!!!”
The late Friday post is the third update Renner shared since being hospitalized. He underwent two surgeries for blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries after he was crushed by a snowplow on New Year’s Day near his Nevada home.
The Marvel star was clearing snow from a private driveway when the accident occurred, his publicist previously said.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Department held a news conference Wednesday to offer an update on what the office referred to as a “tragic accident” occurring at Renner’s Mt. Rose Highway area home in Nevada.
Sheriff Darin Balaam said that Renner had been run over on Sunday by a snowcat, an engine-powered snow-clearing machine, after he tried to get back into it when it started to roll away.
Several other actors also sent birthday wishes to Renner. “Happy birthday to one of the toughest guys I know,” wrote Chris Evans on his Instagram story with a picture of Renner. “Sending so much love your way.”