Jeremy Renner reveals he wrote his last words to family after accident
The Marvel star was involved in a near-fatal accident on New Year's Day.
Jeremy Renner has revealed in a recent interview that he wrote his last words to his family in hospital following his accident involving a snow plough.
The 52-year-old was accidentally run over by his own six-tonne snow plough in January, leaving him with over 30 broken bones.
"So I'm writing down notes on my phone [which are the] last words to my family," he said in a clip for the upcoming interview: Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview - A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph.
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The New Year’s Day incident occurred near Renner's Mt. Rose home about 25 miles outside Reno. The Hawkeye star was attempting to get his nephew's car out of the way of the oncoming vehicle when he was pulled under it.
His nephew was the only witness and began "screaming for help" after the crash as he did not have his phone, a police report said.
"If I was there on my own, it would have been a horrible way to die and surely I would have, surely. But I wasn’t alone, (there) was my nephew, sweet Alex, and the rest of the cavalry came," said Renner in the clip.
Last week, Renner shared an update on social media with a video of him walking on an assisted treadmill while he continued his recovery.
“I now have to find OTHER things to occupy my time so my body can recover from my will," he said in a tweet
The full Diane Sawyer interview, Renner's first since his accident, will be available to watch in full on Disney+ on Friday, April 7.
The special also features interviews with Renner’s family members, including the nephew he was trying to protect, and the first responders that saved his life.
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