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Marvel star shares update on his recovery a year after near-fatal snowplough accident

Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner said he had “so many things to live for” as he detailed his recovery one year after his near-fatal snowploughing accident.

The Avengers actor, 52, broke more than 30 bones and had multiple operations after he was accidentally run over by his six-tonne snowplough while trying to help his nephew on 1 January 2023.

Discussing his recovery, Renner told CNN: “I’m just so blessed that I have so many things to live for.

“I have a giant family, I have a 10-year-old daughter. I would’ve disappointed and really messed up a lot of people’s lives if I would’ve passed, and so there’s a lot for me to get better for.”

Actor Jeremy Renner arrives for the premiere of the television series Hawkeye at El Capitan theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November, 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Renner in November

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Jeremy Renner’s first jog since accident

Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, described himself as “pretty stubborn” and said his recovery “was just a one-way road in my mind”.

He said his “poor nephew” Alexander Fries who witnessed the incident had “images that he can never unsee”.

“I know that my healing would be healing for him,” Renner added.

“With that, I never thought about my own physical ailments, my own pain, or my own anguish.

“I had so many things to fight for, so the one-way road of recovery was my mental attitude, and that attitude was always to get better. There’s no option other than that.”

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Bodycam footage of Jeremy Renner rescue

A police report said Mr Fries was trying to free his car from the snow when the plough began to roll down the hill.

Renner was airlifted to hospital in Reno, Nevada, and spent some time in an intensive care unit.

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Last week, the star returned to the hospital where he was treated after the accident, writing on Instagram: “Stopped by to see kids/superheroes, first responders, and doctors, nurses and staff at Renown hospital.

“Paying my respects and celebrating love, life and the blessings it brings to us all.

“Thank you and this community for keeping me here. I’m forever in your debt with gratitude.”

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