Following the news of Jeremy Renner's serious accident earlier in the week, the Marvel actor has shared an update on his condition with fans.

Renner posted a picture of himself in hospital with a badly bruised face, thanking people for their support. "Thank you all for your kind words. 🙏." he wrote. "Im too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all."

Many of his Marvel co-stars replied, including Chris Evans, who wrote "Tough as nails. Love you buddy ❤️ ". Chris Hemsworth also voiced his support for his Avengers co-star, saying "Speedy recovery buddy. Sending love your way!".

Chris Pratt said "Continued prayers your way brutha. ♥️", while Paul Bettany wrote "Love you mate. Sending you love and healing."

Other famous names who sent messages of support include Jimmy Fallon, Taika Waititi, Orlando Bloom, Penelope Cruz, Vanessa Hudgens, Isla Fisher, Heidi Klum, James Gunn, Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale and Josh Brolin, who wrote "Close but no cigar. You’re blessed. Quick recovery, brother. ❤️"

Renner was involved in an accident with a snow plough near his home on Monday which left him with serious orthopaedic and blunt chest trauma injuries. Further details of the accident have emerged, and it's believed that Renner was helping a stranded motorist and had gotten out of the driver's seat to talk to them, when his own vehicle began to roll. It allegedly crushed him as he attempted to climb back in.

TMZ obtained alleged details of the 911 call that was made in the immediate aftermath, reporting that the actor was having "extreme difficulty breathing", that his upper torso was crushed and the right side of his chest had collapsed.

The vehicle, a plough better known as a Snowcat, is believed to weigh 6,500kg.