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Jeremy Renner attends the Hawkeye Los Angeles Launch Event at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on November 17, 2021.
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Jeremy Renner’s ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ co-star explains the ‘profane’ reason why he’s going to be fine following snowmobile accident

Down, but definitely not out.

Jeremy Renner fans are waiting on bated breath to see if the Marvel star is going to make a full recovery following the snowmobile accident that left him in critical condition. However, Hugh Dillon, who stars alongside Renner in their Paramount Plus series Mayor of Kingstown, explained why he thinks his co-star is going to be just fine.

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As most people are aware, Renner suffered blunt chest trauma and other assorted orthopedic injuries after being hit and run over by his snowcat weighing 14,330 pounds at his home in Reno, Nevada on New Year’s Day. He was subsequently airlifted to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery for his injuries and has remained in the intensive care unit in a critical but stable condition.

Dillon, who plays a “seasoned, hard-nosed detective” in the crime thriller, opened up to Entertainment Tonight this week with the “profane” reason he quickly realized that a little life-threatening snowmobile accident wasn’t going to keep Renner down.

“Well, I gotta tell you, on New Year’s Eve, I saw before it hit the news, and I was just doing something mundane and all of a sudden — he’s like a brother. He’s family,” Dillon shared. “And he is so committed and such a gentleman. I love that guy. And to see that happen, I just wanted to fly to him and fix it or what can I do.”

“And then, within 24 hours, I get the most profane comic video from him, ‘Aye!’ Just the relief. And I had tears in my eyes. You’re so relieved and he’s funny and comic and profane and you’re just like, ‘Oh my God, Ok.’ Any video where he name calls, you know you’re doing OK.”

Although the 59-year-old, who has also appeared on the Paramount Network’s hit western series Yellowstone, didn’t detail exactly what Renner said in the video, he couldn’t stop gushing about his co-star.

“He is a force of nature. He’s unstoppable. He’s so very funny and there’s a reason you follow him and a reason why you jump off a cliff for him” Dillon said. “And so, that’s why we’re all-hands-on-deck, doing all the press and doing everything we can, because I just think the world of him, and I just am so relieved that he’s on the comeback trail. And whatever I can do to help that guy, in any way, in this life, I am there.”

Well if Dillon says so, then we have to believe him. During his hospital stay, where he spent his 52nd birthday, Renner has likewise reached out to thank fans for the outpouring of love and support he’s received since his accident. It sounds like he’s going to be A-OK.


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Stacey Ritzen is a Philadelphia-based reporter with 15 years of experience covering pop culture, entertainment, web culture, and news. She has previously worked for outlets including Uproxx, Pajiba, Daily Dot, and more.