Jeremy Renner Thought He Wasn’t Going To Survive Snowplow Accident: “I’m Writing… Last Notes To My Family”

Jeremy Renner

Back in January, we were hit with the horrific news that Mayor of Kingstown actor Jeremy Renner had gotten into an awful snowplow accident while trying to save his nephew from getting run over.

He had to be airlifted to the hospital, where it was revealed he suffered more than 30 broken bones, including significant injuries to his chest, leg, and head, causing him to lose a lot of blood.

One source close to him even said it could take up to two years for him to recover from the “near death” accident, and that it was much worse than anybody knows.

However, Renner’s recovery process has been ahead of schedule, and he was able to head back home later in January.

Since then, he posted a video of him walking on a specialized stabilizing, anti-gravity treadmill:

“I now have to find OTHER things to occupy my time so my body can recover from my will.”

He explained in the video:

“It’s less weight, it’s like having a cane…”

He will also be making an appearance for an exclusive ABC interview slated to air tomorrow, April 6th.

Diane Sawyer runs through the list of injuries he sustained under the crushing blow of the 14,000 pound machine and it’s extensive:

“8 ribs broken in 14 places, right knee, right ankle broken, left leg broken, the left ankle broken, right clavicle broken, right shoulder broken, face, eye socket, the jaw, the mandible broken, lungs collapsed, pierces from the rib bone liver… which sounds terrifying.”


They released the first teaser last week, showing a clip of Renner saying:

“I’d do it again… Yeah, I’d do it again because it was going right at my nephew.

I chose to survive. It’s not going to kill me. No way… I’ve lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experiment, but I’ve been refueled and refilled with love and titanium.”

And on top of that, they released yet another teaser today, where he admitted that there was a time where he truly thought he wasn’t going to survive.

You can hear him say to Sawyer:

“If I was there on my own, that would have been a horrible way to die. And surely I would have. Surely. 

But I wasn’t alone. It was my nephew, sweet Alex, and the rest of the cavalry came.

So, I’m writing down notes in my phone. Last notes to my family…”

You can also see him have to take a break, where he puts his head down and tells Sawyer:


You can check it out here:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock