Jeremy Renner has the kind of sense of humor that even 30+ broken bones can’t take away.
The actor, who was beaten and badly injured by a snow plow earlier this month while helping a family member whose car was stranded in the snow, thanked fans on social media Saturday for their outpouring of love and support during his recovery.
After returning home from a two-week hospitalization, Renner shared an upbeat feeling health update with his Twitter followers, where fellow “Avengers” star Chris Evans swooped in with some perfectly timed humor to show love for his old friend.
Quote tweeted the actor’s post, jokingly Evans wrote, “That is a tough mf. Did anyone even check the snowcat???,” referring to the massive PistenBully vehicle that crushed the star in the incident.
“Sending so much love,” the “Captain America” star added, alongside a red heart emoji.
Renner, who said he suffered more than 30 broken bones during the An accident on New Year’s Dayjoked at Evans with an oh-so-perfect response.
“Love you brother… I checked the snowcat she needs fuel,” he wrote, followed by a winking face and laughing emoji.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Evans stars as the unfailingly reliable Avengers leader Captain America, and Renner as the archer-shooting Hawkeye.
Forming two of the original six ‘Avengers’ actors, the pair have teamed up over the years to battle the forces of evil on the big screen, including battling the almost unstoppable Thanos and taking down the wisecracking Ultron.
The two longtime co-stars are no strangers to pranking each other. When Evans was crowned People’s Sexiest Man Alive in November, “Thor” actor, Chris Hemsworth, spilled the tea over how the cast of “Avengers” teased Evans about his pose in the cover photo.
They shared what happened in the group chat with all of their castmates while performing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, Hemsworth said, “It was like, [Robert] Downey [Jr.] said he got arrested, I said it was a nice mugshot, and Jeremy Renner said a series of things that we won’t repeat… Nasty.
On Saturday, Renner was also candid on Instagram about the dozens of broken bones he suffered and expressed his gratitude for the “love and bond with family and friends.”
“Morning workouts, resolutions have all changed this new year…. Born from a tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused on reuniting actionable love,” he captioned the post alongside a photo of himself in bed, appearing to receive physical therapy.
Adding prayer hands and heart emojis, he continued, “These 30+ broken bones will heal, grow stronger, just as the love and bond with family and friends deepens. Love and blessings to you all.”
The life-threatening accident, in which Renner had to be airlifted to a hospital due to his injuries after being crushed, it happened near his home in Reno, Nevada.
He suffered “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” and underwent surgery the next day, Renner’s publicist revealed at the time.
The actor, who currently stars in ‘The Mayor of Kingstown’, tweeted last week that “beyond my brain fog during recovery, I was really excited to watch Episode 201 with my family at home,” referring to his crime drama series.
“The Mayor of Kingstown” is now streaming on Paramount+ with new episodes premiering every Sunday.