When Marvel actor Jeremy Renner walked down the red carpet for the first time since his snowplow accident, he had a special guest in tow. And prepare for your heart to just melt when you hear who it is!
Actor Jeremy Renner plays the superhero Hawkeye in the popular Marvel Avengers films. But it turns out he’s a bit of a superhero himself in real life!
Jeremy Renner Accident Details
On New Year’s Day in 2023, Jeremy Renner’s nephew, Alex Fries, needed help getting his truck out of the snow on the Marvel actor’s property in Reno, Nevada. The family had gathered to ring in the New Year together. And overnight, nearly 3 feet of snow fell to the ground.
Jeremy came to the rescue with his personal snow plow and set to work getting Alex’s vehicle free.
However, then things took a terrible turn.
The horrific accident occurred when Jeremy Renner hopped out of the snowplow to check on his nephew. However, the snowplow didn’t stop. Instead, it kept rolling and was headed straight for Jeremy’s nephew, Alex.
Determined not to let the heavy machinery hit his nephew, Jeremy Renner tried jumping back onto the snowplow so he could stop it. However, the huge vehicle took him under instead. And that’s when Marvel actor Jeremy Runner was run over by the 14,300-lb snowplow.
WATCH: What Happened To Jeremy Renner – Accident
The snowplow could have easily crushed and killed Jeremy upon impact. However, after the huge plow passed over him, Here was miraculously still alive, although severely injured.
Marvel actor Jeremy Renner later detailed that his eye actually popped out during the snowplow accident and he suffered more than 35 broken bones.
"We kept discovering them as we were going along,” he explained of all the breaks. “It went from critical order, like, priority of what I’m going to die from or not. And then six weeks later, I’m finding another break and another break and another break.”
Jeremy recalls remaining “awake through every moment.” Yet, despite all the pain, he was determined to survive.
"[I thought], ‘You're not gonna kill me. No way,'" Jeremy said.
Alex stayed by his uncle’s side, holding his arm, calling 911, and encouraging Jeremy to “just breathe.”
At the hospital, Jeremy Renner underwent surgery and the Marvel actor came out in “critical but stable condition.”
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With such severe injuries, there was no guarantee the Avengers star would pull through. And as Jeremy Renner fought with all he had to stay alive, while in the hospital he prepared for the worst by penning a heartfelt goodbye to his family.
"I'm writing down notes in my phone - the last words to my family," he tearfully recalled.
WATCH: Marvel Actor Jeremy Renner Opens Up About Snowplow Accident
With all the pain and the incredible amount of grit required to recover, Jeremy could have simply given up. But it’s something he absolutely refused to do. And even though the damage to his body from the snowplow accident was extreme, Jeremy only looks at how blessed he is that it wasn’t worse.
"It just missed every vertebrae, didn’t hit any organs, didn’t hit my brain, didn’t swell, nothing like that. My eye did pop out, that’s weird," the 52-year-old said. "But I got pretty lucky that none of my organs got messed up. It pierced my liver but that wasn’t dangerous."
Jeremy may call it luck, but we know that’s God’s work right there!
Jeremy Renner On Red Carpet For 1st Time Since Accident
Marvel actor Jeremy Renner has channeled his very own superhero powers during his recovery. The progress he’s made is incredible, inspiring his family and medical team. Jimmy Fallon has even taken to calling him the indestructible man!
And that’s because less than 3 months after the horrific snowplow accident, Jeremy Renner is already back on the Hollywood scene supporting his Disney+ show “Rennervations.”
At the show’s premiere, Jeremy Renner walked the red carpet (with the use of a cane) for the first time since his snowplow accident. This is after breaking roughly 35 bones throughout his body!
But the star wasn’t alone! By his side was his 10-year-old daughter, Ava, making the triumphant red carpet moment even sweeter.
The willpower Jeremy has shown in his recovery is astounding. But he credits the incredible support from his family, as well as a solid belief, for his resiliency.
“Doing it alone would have been impossible. A lot of people, some are here, were a part of saving my life and keep me alive to breathe and move through,” he said.
He also stated, “You have to have confidence and belief. You have to believe.”
The premiere event for his show, “Rennervations,” also gave Jeremy Renner motivation. Showing up to celebrate gave him something to work toward.
“It took a lot of people,” he said. “It starts with my family, my daughter, then a big part of my recovery was this show, it set a big milestone for me to get better, to make sure that all our hard work was not for naught.”
WATCH: Marvel Actor Jeremy Renner Explains Resilience
Over and over as Jeremy Renner is asked about his snowplow accident, the Marvel actor points to belief and support from others.
“I had a lot of support and we all need that. We all need it. I can’t do it on my own,” he said.
His inspiring words certainly ring true. As we face trials and adversity in life, we’re not meant to do it alone. Leaning on loved ones is important. But it’s also crucial to lean into God. He is the One who will carry us through when we’re too weak to do it ourselves.
The beauty of how God works is that He will also bring beauty out of our pain. He can turn our biggest messes into a powerful message pointing back to Him. Just like he’s doing in Jeremy’s life.
In an interview about the snowplow accident with Diane Sawyer, Jeremy Renner wanted people to realize “the real superpower is the ability to transform your suffering into your strength.”
“What we just endured, that’s real love,” he tells the family that stood by his side. “It’s suffering, but that feeds the seeds of what love is.”
The love Jeremy describes sounds an awful lot like Christ-like love. It’s a real love that stands beside us in our brokenness. It’s the kind of love where Jesus would suffer and die on the cross, all so we could be saved. And it’s that love that gives us the strength to overcome fear, shame, and sin!
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