Jeremy Renner had to write what could have been his last words to his family in the hospital after his snowplow accident on January 1st and it is absolutely heartbreaking to hear that. Good Morning America recently aired a snippet of the actor’s upcoming interview with Diane Sawyer, which featured recordings of the 911 calls made after the incident.
During the interview, which will air in full on Thursday, Renner shared his thoughts on how he believed he would not have survived if his nephew Alex had not been present at the scene. The emotional pain and grief he must have endured during that moment are difficult to fathom.
Jeremy Renner wrote “Last Words” after a snowplow accident.
The pain in Jeremy Renner’s voice is palpable as he recounts the snowplow accident and what could have been his final moments. In a clip shared on GMA, the actor revealed that if he had been alone during the accident, it would have been a terrible way to die, and he surely wouldn’t have made it. However, he was not alone. His nephew, Alex, was with him, and the rest of the “calvary” came to his rescue.
The emotion in his voice is even more evident when Diane Sawyer mentions that he wrote a goodbye note to his family while he was in critical condition at the hospital. Renner began to tear up as he shared how he wrote down his last words to his family on his phone, adding to the already painful and traumatic experience.
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Jeremy Renner relives those traumatic moments speaking to GMA
In a distressing turn of events, the GMA clip unveiled harrowing details about the aftermath of Jeremy Renner’s recent accident. The audio from the 911 calls painted a bleak picture, with one caller frantically pleading for an ambulance and life flight to be dispatched immediately. The caller reported that someone had been run over by a snowcat and was lying on the ground, severely injured.
In previously released footage from Renner’s interview with Sawyer, his nephew also recounted the terrifying incident, describing the actor as being in a pool of blood coming from his head. The accident, which saw Renner risk his life for his family member, is a chilling reminder of the dangers of extreme sports.
“And I ran up to him … you know, I didn’t think he was alive,” the actor’s nephew added, getting visibly and audibly emotional. During his talk with Sawyer, Renner himself emphasized that he would do it all over again, a testament to his strength and resilience.
“You’d do it again?” she asked, incredulous, to which he responded, “Yeah, I’d do it again. ‘Cause [the snowplow] was going right at my nephew.“
This moment is a testament to the strength of family bonds and the resilience of the human spirit.
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Jeremy Renner would do it all over again
Diane Sawyer asked him if he would do it again, and Jeremy Renner’s response was unwavering in its bravery. He stated, “Yeah, I’d do it again. ‘Cause [the snowplow] was going right at my nephew.” The question posed to Jeremy Renner about whether he remembers the pain evokes a sense of anguish. Renner’s response, which we can only imagine was difficult for him to share, follows: “Oh, all of it. I was awake through every moment.”
Diane Sawyer reviewed the extensive list of injuries, which included over 30 broken bones, but then she asked him about a touching moment he shared with his family. She inquired about the time when he apologized to them in sign language since he was unable to speak after the accident.
The emotion in Jeremy Renner’s voice was palpable as he replied to Diane Sawyer’s question. “Yeah …,” he said after a pause, his head turned away. It’s clear that the memory of his harrowing experience is still fresh in his mind, even as he speaks about it now. He explains that he “chose to survive,” determined to overcome the odds and come out of the ordeal stronger than ever.
It’s easy to see why Renner’s story has captivated so many people. The Hawkeye actor was trying to save his nephew when he was crushed by a snowplow, suffering multiple injuries and breaking more than 30 bones. Yet even in the face of such adversity, he refused to give up. As he himself put it, “You’re not gonna kill me. No way.”
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This story of resilience and courage is one that will inspire and move viewers when Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview airs on April 6th. It’s a reminder that even in our darkest moments, we have the strength to overcome the challenges that come our way.