“My eye did pop out, that’s weird”: Hawkeye Star Jeremy Renner Calls Himself Lucky Despite Breaking Over 35 Bones In Snowplow Accident

"My eye did pop out, that's weird": Hawkeye Star Jeremy Renner Calls Himself Lucky Despite Breaking Over 35 Bones In Snowplow Accident
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Actor Jeremy Renner, famed for his role as Hawkeye in the MCU, made his first late-night television visit on Jimmy Kimmel Live! since his near-fatal snowplow accident earlier this year. During the interview, Renner disclosed his extensive injuries, including fractures of more than 35 bones.


Renner, best known for his role as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spoke candidly about the incident and the injuries he sustained.

The Accident: What Happened to Jeremy Renner?

On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Renner expressed that he shattered “35 or so” bones and had to spend months recuperating. As time progressed, Renner and his doctors found more and more injuries, targeting the most serious cases.


“Yeah, like 35 or so. We kept discovering them as they were going along because they went from critical order of priority of what I’m going to die from or not. Six weeks later they were finding another break, another break.”

Jeremy Renner on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show
Jeremy Renner on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show

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Jeremy Renner’s optimistic outlook and ability to bounce back from the trauma of the event are inspiring. He recognized the severity of his wounds but expressed relief that none of his vital organs had been compromised. He compared the snowplow to “a giant metal cookie roller” and was relieved that none of his vertebrae were crushed.

“It [was like being under] a giant metal cookie roller. It just missed every vertebrae, did not hit any organs. My brain did not swell. My eye did pop out. That’s weird. But I got pretty lucky that none of the organs got messed up.”

Jeremy Renner was optimistic about his recovery even though his injuries were severe. The actor thanked his loved ones for sticking by his side while he was recovering.


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The Impact of Jeremy Renner’s Family in His Healing

After the accident, Renner underwent extensive surgery and recovered for several months. He has been relatively quiet on social media but shared a few updates on his Instagram account along the way.

Renner has relied greatly on his loved ones for encouragement and help throughout his rehabilitation. Jeremy Renner mentioned his family’s unwavering support throughout his chat with Kimmel. With their love and encouragement, the actor persevered through this trying time.


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Jeremy Renner after his accident
Jeremy Renner, after his accident

Jeremy Renner’s snowplow accident was a frightening experience that left him with extensive injuries. However, his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! showed that he has remained positive and grateful throughout.

Fans worldwide have been inspired by Jeremy Renner’s upbeat demeanor and determination. Later this week, the actor will return to Hollywood for the red carpet premiere of his TV series Rennervations, in which he repurposes used vehicles like buses and donates them to underprivileged neighborhoods.


Rennervations will be streaming on Disney+.

Source: YouTube | Jimmy Kimmel Live

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