Actor Jeremy Renner recently opened up about his near-death experience in a snow plow accident in Lake Tahoe during an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer for ABC News. In the interview, Renner shared the terrifying details of the accident, including the shocking 911 call made to save his life and the extent of his injuries.
Renner was hospitalized for blunt chest trauma and multiple orthopedic injuries in January after his Sno-Cat, a large snow plow that weighs at least 14,330 pounds, ran him over while he was trying to help his nephew out of the snow. The actor suffered eight broken ribs in 14 places, a collapsed lung, and various broken bones in his legs, ankles, clavicle, and shoulder. He also suffered multiple facial fractures, including a broken jaw and eye socket, which required him to undergo surgery.
During the interview, Renner tearfully revealed that he was awake throughout the entire ordeal and remembers feeling terrified about what his body would look like after the accident. He also talked about how he felt immense guilt for putting his family through the traumatic experience.
Despite the severity of his injuries, Renner remains positive and focused on his recovery. He has been using social media to keep his fans updated on his progress, including a recent video of him walking for the first time with the assistance of an anti-gravity treadmill. Renner credits his recovery to the love and support of his family and friends, as well as his own determination to overcome the accident.
The ABC News special, titled “Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview – A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph,” is set to air in April ahead of the world premiere of Renner’s new Disney+ series “Rennervations,” which will serve as the actor’s first public press appearance since the accident. The four-episode series follows Renner as he renovates and restores classic cars and will begin streaming on April 12.
In the interview, Renner spoke about the importance of focusing on the present moment and appreciating the little things in life. He also expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support from his fans and the entertainment industry, saying, “I’ve lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experience, but I’ve been refueled and refilled with love and titanium.”
Renner’s story is a powerful reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity. His resilience and determination to overcome his injuries are truly inspiring and serve as a testament to the human spirit.
“Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview – A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph” is set to air April 6 on ABC. The special will also be available to stream on Hulu.