Jeremy Renner says he relives snowplough accident 'every night'

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19 May 2024, 14:37

Jeremy Renner

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Jeremy Renner has opened up about recovering from his snowplough accident and says he relives it “every night”. 

The Marvel actor had been helping his nephew tow his car out of the snow when he was struck by the snowplough in January 2023. He suffered major blood loss and blunt chest trauma and broke thirty bones, leaving him in intensive care. 

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Renner opened up about how the accident had impacted him long after his injuries had healed. 



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"I relive it every night. It's in my visions. It's in my dreams and my waking thoughts," he said. "The doctor said I even broke my taint. How do you break a taint?"

The actor also shared his gratitude to the hospital staff that helped him and his family. He also added there was “probably a divine intervention” that saved him, too. 

He added: "It took the collective of all these people. That's the power of love. It's a slow burn. Man, I tell you. I can barely speak."

Renner returned to work in January this year to reprise his role of Mike McLusky in the Paramount+ crime drama Mayor of Kingstown. 

However, he revealed it wasn’t easy to do, especially while still recovering from his physical injuries. 

He said: "To try and create some truth and then get the audience to believe it, while I'm just trying to learn to walk again, to put one foot in front of the other and not get up in agony. I'm doing all these things to find my footing on the planet again.

"The idea of going into a fictional world — I have to be honest with you, I had to really consider, 'Is this something I really want to do?'"

The actor continued: “They go, 'And action!' And I was [asleep]. We realised they worked me too hard, too many hours, too many days in a row.

"What I'm willing to do is everything, but what I'm able to do is a different thing."

Mayor Of Kingstown airs on Paramount+ on 3rd June.