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Jeremy Renner reveals he got runover by snowplow while trying to save his nephew's life

He returns to TV with an exclusive interview with ABC in which he will talk about his experience through the accident and what fueled his recovery.

Jeremy Renner reveals he got runover by snowplow while trying to save his nephew's life
Image Source: Instagram/Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner is all set to make his first debut on television after being involved in a snowplow accident on New Year's Day, which almost took his life near his home in Nevada. On Wednesday, a trailer for "Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview - A Tale of Terror, Survival, and Victory" was released, in which the "Hawkeye" star spoke about being crushed by a 7-ton snowcat that he was operating. He recalled the frightening incident in vivid detail and expressed no remorse for risking his life to protect his nephew from being run over, reported BuzzFeed News.

Image Source: Getty Images/Theo Wargo
Image Source: Getty Images/Theo Wargo

 

The "Hawkeye" actor told Sawyer, "I was awake through every moment. I’d do it again because it was going right at my nephew." During the interview with Sawyer, the injuries suffered by Renner were enumerated, such as eight ribs fractured in 14 different spots, a pierced liver caused by a rib bone, a collapsed lung, and a broken jaw and eye socket. Renner disclosed that he often wondered how he would appear after his recovery. He said, "I’m thinking like, What’s my body look like? Am I just going to be like a spine and a brain like a science experiment?"



 

Renner was unable to speak due to his broken jaw and pain, so he used sign language to tell his family that he loved them. Scheduled to debut on ABC on April 6, the interview will feature Renner's journey of emotional and physical rehabilitation, as well as the unwavering support of his family during the ordeal. Additionally, Sawyer also interviewed Renner's nephew. Renner said in the trailer, "I’ve lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experience but I’ve been refueled and refilled by love and titanium."


 
 
 
 
 
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The "Avengers" star has been documenting his recovery on social media and in a post on January 21, revealed that he broke almost 30 bones in his body. BuzzFeed News obtained records from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office's 911 call log, which revealed that on New Year's Day, Renner was "completely crushed" by a snowcat on Mt. Rose Highway in Nevada. The log indicated that at 8:55 a.m., a frantic caller dialed 911 to report that a snowcat had run over Renner, with the caller screaming for assistance and Renner moaning loudly in the background. 

Image Source: Getty Images/Jason Merritt
Image Source: Getty Images/Jason Merritt

 

Also, the call log indicated that Renner was experiencing heavy bleeding from both his head and other injuries, while the person who made the call was uncertain about the source of the bleeding. He was rushed to the hospital in emergency care and the next update everyone got was when he shared a tweet on January 15. He wrote, "Outside [of] my brain fog [being] in recovery, I was very excited to watch episode 201 with my family at home." His fans are extremely delighted to see that Renner recovered from his near-death injuries. Moreover, his family has been applauded for their consistent support that aided in his quick recovery. The audience can watch his interview "Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview -- A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph" which will air on Thursday, April 6 on ABC and the next day on Hulu.


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