Jeremy Renner chokes up in first interview After Snowplow accident in New Diane
If it meant protecting his nephew, Jeremy Renner says he’d be run over by a snowplow “again.” In his first sit-down interview since the unexpected accident, he tells a stunned Diane Sawyer, “I’d do it again.” “I’d do it again because it’s aimed directly towards my nephew.” The interview, which will run in its entirety on Thursday, April 6, shows Renner ruminating on the intense anguish he felt after being hit and believing he was “dying.” “[I felt] all of [the pain],” he says before playing the harrowing audio of his 9-1-1 call.
“I was awake the entire time.” Despite his injuries, which include fractured ribs, a broken jaw, a broken leg, and many others, the “Avengers” star aspires to return to completing his own stunts one day. “I chose to survive,” he says of his injuries. “It’s not going to kill me, no way.” “With this experience, I’ve shed a lot of flesh and bone, but I’ve been refueled and replaced with love and titanium.”
Renner, 52, was run over by his own snowplow on New Year’s Day while attempting to shove his nephew out of the way of the moving vehicle. He suffered “blunt chest injuries,” necessitating airlifting and immediate surgery. After returning home from the hospital a few weeks later, the “Hurt Locker” star began chronicling his intense rehabilitation and upright exercises, which he began barely two months after the accident.
“Whatever it takes,” he captioned a workout video of himself. Evangeline Lilly, Renner’s co-star in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” termed his recuperation a “miracle.” “That person is composed of something incredibly tough,” she stated last month. “You’ve always been able to see that in him. I’m very grateful that he’s doing so well.”