- Jay Leno tweeted about his motorcycle crash at Jeremy Renner’s expense, sparking mixed reactions.
- Leno is recovering from a garage fire in November 2022 and a motorcycle accident that occurred on January 17.
- Renner was injured in a snowplow accident on New Year’s Day.
Jay Leno made a joke about his recent motorcycle accident at the expense of actor Jeremy Renner, prompting different reactions from fans online.
“I was riding my motorcycle up in Lake Tahoe and I came around the corner and bam, I crashed into Jeremy Renner’s snowplow,” Leno tweeted on Friday.
—Jay Leno (@jayleno) January 27, 2023
Leno shared the tweet, just 10 days after he broke his collarbone, two ribs, and two cracked kneecaps in a motorcycle accident. The 72-year-old’s most recent injuries come two months after he suffered burns in a garage fire in November 2022.
Renner, 52, was hospitalized on January 1 for a “traumatic injury” in January involving a snowplow. CBS News reported on Thursday that Renner was attempting to save his nephew from the vehicle when he was run over.
While some fans applauded Leno for the joke – with one person calling him “the funniest” – others suggested the tweet was insensitive.
“How is that funny,” one person wrote.
Another added: “Not funny. Renner broke 30 bones in the process of saving his nephew’s life. Respect to the guy. Pure guts.”
Representatives for Leno and Renner did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
TMZ reported in November 2022 that Leno received treatment from a burn center after sustaining injuries in a car fire in a Los Angeles garage where he stores his collection of cars. One of the cars burst into flames while Leno was in the garage, the outlet reported.
“I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok,” Leno said in a statement to Insider. “Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”
In January, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that Renner was airlifted to a local hospital after the incident. TMZ reported that a snow plow ran over one of Renner’s legs.
“As of now, we can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow earlier today,” Renner’s publicist told KABC, a local news affiliate in Los Angeles, California.
Renner revealed in a January 21 Instagram post that he broke 30 bones in his body during the incident.
“These 30 plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens,” Renner wrote in the caption.