Renner was involved in a near-fatal accident on Jan. 1, 2023, after saving his nephew from being hit by a snowplow. The actor was run over by his own Sno-Cat, which weighs at least 14,330 pounds, putting Renner in the hospital with blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries.
“We have a lot to celebrate this year,” Renner said. “I’m so blessed that I had so many things to live for. I have a giant family, a 10-year-old daughter. I would have disappointed and messed up a lot of people’s lives if I passed. There’s a lot for me to fight for. Recovery is a one-way road in my mind. I still work hard every day.”
Renner was also asked about going back to work on the third season of “Kingstown.”
“It’s been a wonderfully busy year,” he said. “I think I’m ready and I think I’m strong enough. I literally go back in a week.”
The “Hawkeye” actor has been active in keeping his fans updated on his recovery. He made a concerted effort to be well enough to walk the red carpet with the use of a cane at the world premiere of his Disney+ series “Rennervations” last April.
In an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer last April, Renner went into detail about how exactly the incident occurred and explained that he’s fine allowing a stunt double perform more physical duties on set after his injuries.
“Last night, I didn’t sleep for shit knowing I was going to have to talk about it today. I have no regrets. I’d do it again,” he said in the interview, adding: “I refuse to have that be a trauma and be a negative experience. That is a man that I’m proud of because I wouldn’t let that happen to my nephew. I shift the narrative of being victimized, or making a mistake, or anything else. I refuse to be fucking haunted by that memory that way.”