Jeremy Renner continues to open up about the snowplow accident that nearly cost the actor his life. In an interview with ABC that will soon be released by “Good Morning America,” Renner spoke about the mental struggles that came along with the pain that his body endured.
Renner tells the interviewer that the injuries sustained in the accident were so severe that he worried it would end in his death. According to Renner, he even wrote a note containing his final words for family members as first responders transported him to the hospital. In a clip shared by ABC, Renner said:
“If I was there on my own, that would have been a horrible way to die. And surely I would have. Surely. But I wasn’t alone. It was my nephew. Sweet Alex. And the rest of the calvary came.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 5, 2023
Renner became visibly emotional as he continued, saying, “I’m writing down notes on my phone. Last words to my family.” A call to 911 was also aired on the clip shared by ABC, where a panicked caller begged first responders to hurry in their aid to Renner, saying, according to a transcript shared by The New York Post:
“Someone’s been run over by a snowplow. Hurry, someone’s in front of my house, on the ground, and got run over by a snowcat. He’s been crushed … he is in rough shape.”
The full interview is scheduled to air on April 6. For those who missed the initial events surrounding this accident, a police report offered details regarding what went wrong, causing the injuries to Renner:
“The Pistenbully snow groomer began sliding causing Renner to exit the vehicle without setting the emergency brake.”
“Although the Pistenbully had some mechanical issues, it is believed based on our mechanical inspection that the parking brake would keep the Pistenbully from moving forward. When Renner attempted to stop or divert the Pistenbully to avoid injury to (his nephew), he was pulled under the vehicle by the track and run over.”
Renner managed to keep his spirits high and remained grateful to still have his life while rehabbing his injured body. In a social media post, the star offered thanks to all who remained at his side, saying:
“Morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular new years …. Spawned from tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused into uniting actionable love ❤️ I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness for my family and I …. Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30 plus broken bones will mend , grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens . Love and blessings to you all 🙏❤️🙏.”
While Renner’s condition is quickly improving, production on his shows is beginning to ramp up. His new Disney+ show “Rennervations” will air for the first time in April. The Hollywood Reporter describes the show as the following:
“The entire four-part series is set to premiere April 12, Disney+announced Tuesday. Produced by Boardwalk Pictures, the show will see the Hawkeye and Mayor of Kingstown star travel the globe to help reimagine unique purpose-built vehicles that work in service of local communities.”
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