“Hawkeye” star Jeremy Renner shared a handwritten note from his nephew acknowledging his uncle’s remarkable achievements, including his survival of a brutal snowplow accident on New Year’s Day this year.
“I am very lucky because my uncle is Hawkeye (the witch is one of the Avengers)”, the young man’s letter, which Renner published on Wednesday in his Instagram Stories, read. “I am also very lucky that my uncle is alive from his accident.”
“I love my little man,” the action star added, “Bless you Auggie.”
After that, the 52-year-old actor shared a photo of two stuffed sloths, describing the cute photo as “my inner feelings.”
Presumably, Auggie isn’t the adult nephew who was driving a truck in the snow when the actor was crushed by a snowplow near his Reno home.
The “Avengers” star was using his PistenBully snowplow to pull his truck, which was driven by a relative, out of the snow. That family member was her adult nephew, according to the sheriff’s report. After freeing the truck, the snowplow began to slide sideways and roll down the hill, Renner told investigators. He jumped out without setting the emergency parking brake, but then noticed him heading toward his niece.
Renner was crushed while trying to board the 14,000-pound runaway vehicle and was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. He underwent surgery and spent “too messy” two weeks in the hospital nursing “more than 30” broken bones. The actor was released on January 16, in time to watch his Paramount+ series, “Mayor of Kingstown,” in which he plays Mike McLusky.
Since then, the “Mission: Impossible” star has shared updates on her health and teased her return along with her upcoming projects, including her new Disney+ makeover docuseries “Rennervations,” which was filmed ahead of the Snow plow accident. The note from her nephew was the latest in a series of uplifting messages.