Actor Jeremy Renner paid a visit to the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, to express his gratitude to the hospital staff who saved his life following a devastating snowplow accident in January. The two-time Academy Award nominee shared pictures on his Instagram story on Friday, posing with 12 members of the medical staff.
Renner had broken over 30 bones after being crushed by a 14,000-pound Pistenbully near his home in Lake Tahoe, and was airlifted to the hospital for multiple surgeries. He spent more than two weeks at the Renown Regional Medical Center before being discharged.
Thanking the hospital staff
Renner expressed his gratitude to the hospital staff for their support, saying, “I got to revisit the amazing group of people who saved my life.”
He also thanked a doctor who treated him and shared a photo of himself standing by the hospital’s front sign with several staff members.
Renner, who has been updating his fans on his recovery journey for the past four months, had recently shared a video of himself walking for the first time since the accident, using an anti-gravity treadmill.
Return to the red carpet
Renner recently made his first red carpet-appearance since the incident at the premiere of his Disney+ show, Rennervations.
He was accompanied by his 10-year-old daughter, Ava, as they walked hand-in-hand down the carpet.
During a panel discussion after the screening of the first episode, host Jimmy Kimmel asked Renner about the accident and his recovery.
Renner acknowledged that the accident was a major setback, but credited his family and the support of his colleagues on the show with his remarkable recovery.
Renner’s road to recovery
Renner also revealed that the accident had been a significant milestone in his recovery, saying, “For me to run my damn self over, well, there’s no alternative.”
He added, “For me, it was easy, I had somewhere to go, somewhere to point, and I had a lot of love, man.”
The actor had suffered blunt force chest trauma and other orthopedic injuries as a result of the accident, and underwent multiple surgeries during his hospital stay.
Despite the setback, Renner remains determined to move forward, and his fans have been cheering him on every step of the way.