Jeremy Renner’s near-fatal snow plow accident occurred 10 months ago. It’s a miracle the actor has gotten back on his feet and is able to walk less than a year later, and it’s no doubt thanks to the daily physical therapy the “Hawkeye” actor has undergone since being discharged from the hospital. In a new Instagram post, Renner reflected on his recovery and revealed that he’s tried “every type of therapy” over the last 10 months.
Renner was hospitalized for blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries at the start of January after his Sno-Cat, a large snow plow that weighs at least 14,330 pounds, ran him over. The actor was trying to help his nephew out of the snow near his home in Lake Tahoe when the Sno-Cat crushed him. His injuries included eight ribs broken in 14 places, right knee and ankle broken, left leg tibia broken, left ankle broken, right clavicle broken, right shoulder broken and more.
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“I have been exploring EVERY type of therapy since Jan 14th,” Renner wrote on Instagram. “Everyday, countless hours of physical therapy, peptide injections, IV drips and pushes, stem cell and exosomes, red light / IR therapy, hyperbaric chamber 2.0 atmospheres, cold plunge, and the list goes on and on.”
“But My greatest therapy has been my mind and the will to be here and push to recover and be better,” Renner added, “Be exceptional…I feel it’s my duty to do so. Not to squander my life being spared, but to give back to my family, friends, and all of you whom have empowered me to endure. I thank you all.”
Renner frequently used social media in the months after his accident to keep fans updated on his recovery process and extensive physical therapy. He published videos of himself exercising and building up leg strength. By the April world premiere of his Disney+ series “Rennervations,” Renner was able to walk with the use of a cane down the red carpet.
“I was really adamant about them not pushing [the world premiere] while there was momentum with the brass at Disney, with us, with the timing of it in all of our lives. It just felt right,” Renner told Variety at the time. “I look a little beat up right now, but I promise you this show is what’s propelling me to get better and makes me want to get better every day. I set out a goal to be walking this carpet. And here I am enjoying it. Otherwise it would have gone to an abyss with no date and lost traction and excitement and I would have been very, very, very frustrated. I’m very excited right now because we’re here.”
Renner revealed last month that he’s been recording new music amid his recovery. He previously released the rock track “Heaven Don’t Have a Name” in summer 2019, and his EP “The Medicine” dropped in March 2020. His new collection of music appears to have the title “Love and Titanium,” a reference to how he addressed his recovery in interviews.
Check out Renner’s latest post below.
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