On Tuesday (Apr 11), Jeremy Renner attended the premiere for his new series, capping a remarkable recovery roughly four months after a snow plough accident nearly killed the Avengers star.
Surrounded by family and supporters at the Rennervations premiere in Los Angeles, he posed for photos and gave interviews, at times making use of a cane and a knee scooter.
He even flashed photographers a thumbs up sign while moving down the carpet.
Renner’s Snow Plough Accident
On New Year’s Day, Renner was crushed by his 7-ton (6,350kg) snow plough while trying to help free a relative’s car at his Nevada home. The actor has stated that he broke numerous bones and suffered a pierced lung in the accident.
Rennervations, which premiered on Disney+ on Wednesday, follows Renner as he transforms large vehicles into community spaces for young people in India, Mexico, Chicago and Nevada, with purposes ranging from serving as a mobile music venue to a water filtration truck for a community in India.
Renner’s aim was to give young people access to things they might not already have and present opportunities they might not know existed.
He even wrote the theme song for the show, using music and piano as therapy for himself while working on another show.
Renner, best known for his portrayal of the superhero Hawkeye in the Marvel Avengers films and his own spin-off TV series, has discovered construction and music as his creative outlets.
Marvel co-star Anthony Mackie also appears in the show, and Renner said the secret to their friendship is they “laugh a lot”.
The accident did not haunt Jeremy Renner, a two-time Oscar nominee, despite his belief that he might die from his injuries, as he stated in an interview with Diane Sawyer that aired.