For the first time since his life-threatening snow plow accident, Marvel actor Jeremy Renner is sitting down with Diane Sawyer and speaking out on the accident.
Renner was hospitalized at the beginning of January for blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries following an accident involving a Sno-Cat as he was trying to save his nephew. The Snow-Cat, which weighed at least 14,330 pounds, ran him over and crushed him, leaving him fighting for his life.
Chilling 911 Call Released
Three months after the snow plow accident, Jeremy Renner is sitting down with Diane Sawyer for his first televised interview. The ABC News special, titled “Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview – A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph,” will air tomorrow, April 6.
Within the promo, viewers hear the chilling 911 call made. “Someone’s been run over by a Snow-Cat, hurry!”
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When asked what happened by the 911 dispatcher, the caller is heard saying, “I don’t know! Someone is in front of my house on the ground. He got run over by a Snow-Cat — he’s been crushed send paramedics, ambulance…”
Later on in the promo, the 911 caller is heard saying, “Listen to me, I need… you might want to get a life flight out here immediately,” before adding, “He is in rough shape.”
Jeremy Renner Sits Down With Diane Sawyer
In the promo for the upcoming ABC special, viewers see Jeremy Renner sitting in a wheelchair as he prepares to speak out in his first televised interview since the accident. We hear Sawyer ask Renner how much of the pain he remembers, to which the “Hawkeye” actor replies with, “All of it.”
“I was awake through every moment,” he added while holding back tears.
Renner, according to Sawyer in the interview, suffered from “eight ribs broken in 14 places. Right knee, right ankle broken, left leg tibia broken, left ankle broken, right clavicle broken, right shoulder broken. Face, eye socket, jaw, mandible broken. Lung collapsed. Pierced from the rib bone, your liver — which sounds terrifying.”
After learning about the injuries he sustained from the accident, Renner recalls thinking “What’s my body going to look like? Am I just going to be a spine and a brain, like a science experiment?”
Renner Says Goodbye To His Family
The Marvel actor was in critical condition in the hospital, leaving him to write a goodbye note to his family, thinking he may not make it.
“I heard that you had, in sign language, you said to your family, ‘I’m sorry.’,” Sawyer said in the promo, to which Renner said, “I chose to survive. That’s not gonna kill me, no way,” he says. “I’ve lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experience, but I’ve been refueled and refilled with love and titanium.”
Sawyer then asked the actor, “When you look in the mirror, do you see a new face?” to which Renner replied with, “No, I see a lucky man.”
The ABC News special, titled “Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview – A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph,” will air tomorrow, April 6.