Jeremy Renner, who is best known for playing Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently talked about the scary accident that nearly killed him. In an interview with ABC News called “Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview – A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph,” the actor said that he wrote a goodbye note to his family while in critical condition at the hospital after a snowplow ran him over while he was trying to save his nephew.
Jeremy Renner talked about the scary event, saying:
If I was there, on my own, that’d have been a horrible way to die. And surely I would’ve. Surely. But I wasn’t alone. It was my nephew. Sweet Alex. And the rest of the cavalry came.
At the beginning of January, Jeremy Renner was taken to the hospital because he had hurt his chest and his bones. In the accident, he broke more than 30 bones, and initially, he thought he was going to die.
I’m writing down notes in my phone to – last words to my family,
Jeremy Renner said as he held back tears.
Last month, a trailer for the ABC News interview came out, and it showed how bad the actor’s injuries were. Eight of his ribs were broken in 14 places, and his right knee, right ankle, left leg tibia, left ankle, right clavicle, and right shoulder were also broken. His lung collapsed, and his face, eye socket, jaw, and mandible were all broken. Even worse, a rib bone went through his liver.
Jeremy Renner says he chose to survive
I chose to survive. That’s not gonna kill me, no way,
I’ve lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experience, but I’ve been refueled and refilled with love and titanium.
Jeremy Renner’s interview with Diane Sawyer aired on April 6, and he will also be at the world premiere of “Rennervations” on April 11 at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, where he will take part in a Q&A after the movie.
Renner has a new perspective towards life after the accident:
It’s a great reminder to be with your family and friends and tell them you love them,” he said. “It’s the most important thing in the world.