The other day I wrote a blog about watching Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol, the new movie which features actor Jeremy Renner (Hurtlocker etc). In my blog I mentioned that I had noticed whilst watching the movie how prominent his fingers were and how it looks like he could have a condition known as nail clubbing. This is significant because often it can be a symptom of some very serious medical conditions, specifically of the heart, lungs and liver. For example, lung diseases, TB and lung cancer, heart disease and serious heart conditions, crohn’s disease and cirrhosis of the liver and hyperthyroidism amongst many others.
I mentioned then that I hoped he had become aware of this and had been checked over by a doctor, due to the seriousness of the implications. However, it should also be pointed out that there is a condition called Idiopathic clubbing which in 60% of cases carries no underlying medical condition. The fact that it is usually a big tell-tale sign of major illness though, I would certainly get checked over if he hasn’t already!
He did seem aware of his finger issue as he seemed to spend much of the movie hiding his hands from view, either buried in his pockets or behind strategically placed laptops and other props! So hopefully he has had a full work up done and any problems diagnosed and under treatment. I don’t seem to be the only one who noticed his nail clubbing though as a simple search on google brought up many other people asking or commenting on it.
I guess it’s a personal matter for him to know if he does have a medical condition and he seems busy with work (currently filming the latest in the Bourne series due for release in August) and relatively healthy on that level, so hopefully if there is a problem it’s under control and treatment. It’s intriguing though and seems to have perked a lot of peoples interest!