How Paul Rudd Expertly And Hilariously Trolled Jeremy Renner Following Snowplow Accident

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On Monday, April 10, actor Jeremy Renner made his first public appearance following a scary snowplow injury back in January which resulted in him breaking more than 30 bones.

Back on January 1, Renner was run over by his 14,000-pound snowplow at his Nevada home and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital for surgery.

While he was posting on social media in the days and weeks after the accident, his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! marked his first major public appearance following the incident.

During his interview with Kimmel, the 52-year-old Renner — who most recently starred in season two of the Paramount+ series Mayor of Kingstown — not only detailed his extensive recovery but also told a story about how his pal Paul Rudd played a little prank on him.

As Renner tells it, Rudd — who also visited him at the hospital — sent him a fake cameo video in which he calls him “Jerry” and suggests that next time he “waits for the snow to melt.

“Hey Jerry, I heard you were a little banged up — got into a fight with a snow blower, apparently? Anyway, I just wanted to send this video,” Rudd jokes in the video, which you can see below.

“It’s really from the heart, and I hope you’re feeling better. It sounds like you are — apparently, you’re a pretty tough guy. So maybe I’ll get to meet you one day, and wouldn’t that be something?” In the meantime, take care, and take it easy for a while. And next time, maybe just let the snow melt. Feel better Jerry.”

Rudd and Renner, of course, have starred together in massive Marvel Cinematic Universe films such as Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame.

In addition to the recent season of  Mayor of Kingston, Renner will also be starring in the new home improvement reality TV series Rennervations, which hits Disney+ on Wednesday, April 12.

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