Almost exactly a year ago, Marvel star Jeremy Renner (52) almost died. As is well known, on New Year's Day 2023, the actor was run over by his own snow groomer. The 52-year-old is now feeling significantly better - and he will even be able to continue filming his streaming series "Mayor of Kingstown" in a few days. Renner says he has also started driving his snow groomer again in the meantime - to deal with his fears.
"Fear can stop you from actually healing, can stop you from moving forward in your life," the star explained on the "Ellen K Morning" radio show on Tuesday, January 2, according to People. That's why he "always goes into the eye of the storm" and doesn't allow fears to dominate his "actions or lack of actions." "So I got back on that machine, started it and drove around."
Renner further revealed in the conversation that he was still haunted by memories of the snowplow accident. These would come back quite suddenly from time to time. "I'm doing certain stretches in the gym and I remember getting run over and I start crying, I have no idea why," said the actor who plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Universe. However, he wanted to “acknowledge” and “not bury” such memories and his fears, which is why driving his snow groomer again was “an important thing” for him.
On January 1, 2023, Renner tried to use his own snow groomer to free his nephew's truck after a snowstorm in front of his home in Reno, Nevada. At that time he tried to get into the tracked vehicle when it suddenly rolled towards his nephew. Renner fell under the chains and was seriously injured. According to his own statements, he broke more than 30 bones and was "completely crushed," as a police report said at the time, according to media reports.