Jeremy Renner has visited the hospital staff who saved his life after a near-fatal snowplough accident.
At the beginning of January, the Marvel star was struck by a snowplough in an effort to save his nephew from harm, giving him critical injuries to his chest and legs. He was airlifted to a local hospital near Washoe Country, Nevada and thereafter his representatives confirmed that he was in a stable but critical condition.
Just a couple of days later, Renner posted an image of himself in a hospital on Instagram while also thanking fans for their support.
Two weeks after that, he was released home to continue his recovery and he later revealed that the accident broke 30 bones in his body. Renner made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel this week, and spoke of his delight at finally having a year off from work!
"The first thing I thought about, my first conscious thought was 'Holy hell, my calendar is freed up for the rest of the year!'" he said.
"I started making plans, I was making so many plans. I was like 'I'm buying a boat, I'm gonna live in Mexico!'
"My year was pretty jammed up until I got crushed and now I'm like 'No one can mess with me - I'm free'."
Renner recently uploaded photos of himself visiting Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno with the caption: “I got to revisit the amazing group of people who saved my life.”
Renner's list of injuries
In an interview with Diane Sawyer for Disney+, the host listed the injuries that Renner suffered in the accident:
"Eight ribs broken in 14 places, right knee and right ankle broken, left leg tibia broken, left ankle broken, right clavicle broken, right shoulder broken, socket broken, the jaw and the mandible broken, a lung collapsed and pierced from the rib bone - your liver."
Renner, who is emotional at parts of the trailer, insists he would do it all over again if it meant again saving the life of his nephew.