Jeremy Renner Fights Tears as He Speaks Out in First Interview Since Snowplow Accident


Jeremy Renner, known for his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently gave his first interview since the devastating snowplow accident he suffered on 1 January 2023.

The actor, who broke more than 30 bones in the accident, spoke with ABC’s Diane Sawyer about the pain he endured and the emotional toll it has taken on him.

Renner, 52, was attempting to help a family member remove their car from deep snow near his home in Lake Tahoe when he was run over by a Sno-Cat snowplow.

The massive vehicle, weighing at least 14,330 pounds, crushed the actor as he tried to get back inside and gain control of it.

Renner was conscious throughout the ordeal and remembered “all of it” in the interview with Sawyer.

“I was awake through all of it,” Renner said. “I chose to survive. You can’t kill me. No way.”

The accident left Renner hospitalized and in severe pain.

Despite the physical and emotional trauma, Renner has been keeping his fans updated on his progress through Instagram, sharing pictures from his hospital bed.

In the ABC interview, he admitted to feeling emotional and fighting back tears as he spoke about the accident.

The interview also features a recording of the 911 call made after the accident, with the caller reporting “a lot of blood”.

Renner’s nephew, who he was trying to help at the time of the accident, thought his uncle was dead when he saw him lying in a pool of blood from his head. Renner’s nephew revealed in the interview that he heard his uncle use sign language to apologise for what had happened when he was unable to speak.

In spite of the pain and injuries he suffered, Renner has no regrets for his actions on that day. “I would do it again,” he said. “It was coming right at my nephew. I would do it again.”

Renner’s determination to survive and his willpower were emphasised throughout the interview.

Despite the trauma he endured, he made it clear that he was grateful for his life and for the support he received from his family and fans. The full interview is set to air on 6 April, giving viewers a deeper look into Renner’s experience and his recovery process.

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