Jeremy Renner’s first red carpet walk since snowplow accident
Last Modified: Apr 21, 2023
Jeremy Renner walked his first red carpet, four months after the gruesome snowplow accident.
The Marvel actor, who had 30 broken bones, stepped out for the Disney+ premiere of Rennervations in Los Angeles. He sported a navy blue suit which he paired with a matching tie and a white collared shirt.
Renner, 52, was all smiles as he walked with his walking crane. Despite the “ton of pain” he’s still in, he also rode a scooter to get around and talk to reporters.
On New Year’s Day 2023, Jeremy Renner was airlifted to a hospital after he was run over by a snowplow near his home while trying to save his nephew Alex Fries.
His reps had shared that he had suffered “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” and he was in “critical but stable condition.”
After multiple surgeries and weeks at the hospital, he was discharged from the hospital on January 26.
During an interview with Diane Sawyer last week, he said that he would “do it again” if it meant saving his nephew.
“[I felt] all of [the pain]. I was awake through every moment. It felt like someone took the wind out of you. Too many things are going on in the body to feel pain. It’s everything. It’s like if your soul could have pain,” he said.
“I’ve lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experience. but I’ve been refueled and refilled with love and titanium,” the actor added.
Acknowledging that the incident must have been a “harrowing” one for Fries as he “ad to see his Uncle Jeremy on the ground,” he added, “I didn’t see anything, but [he saw] the blood everywhere, the eye.”
While revealing that one of his eyeballs had actually popped out of its socket, he said it was like “[being under] a giant metal cookie roller.”
Renner also confessed, “It just missed every vertebra, did not hit any organs. My brain did not swell.”
On the bright side, he credited the ordeal with helping him quit smoking, lose weight, and free up his schedule.