Jeremy Renner shares haunting 911 call from snowplow accident in moving first TV interview – National
Jeremy Renner opens up about the January snowplow accident that left him with traumatic injuries for the first time in a TV interview with Diane Sawyer and ABC News.
A first look at the special terrifying audio shared of the Marvel star moaning in pain in the background of a 911 call after being pulled under the seven-ton plow.
When Sawyer asked Renner, 52, how much pain he remembered from the accident, he replied, “All of it.”
“I was awake every moment.”
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Reading from a piece of paper, Sawyer rattled off the list of injuries Renner was treated for as a result of the crash.
“Eight ribs broken in 14 places. Right knee, broken right ankle, left leg, broken tibia, broken left ankle, broken right collarbone, broken right shoulder. Face, eye socket, jaw, mandible broken. The lung collapsed, punctured from the rib,” Sawyer said. “That sounds terrifying.”
The accident happened on New Year’s Day when Renner was trying to use the snowplow to dig up his nephew’s car. When the plow began to back up towards his nephew, he jumped out of the vehicle and was pulled under.
“I see him in a pool of blood pouring out of his head,” Renner’s nephew told Sawyer on the ABC News special.
“I ran towards him. I didn’t think he was alive,” added his choked nephew.
The special, titled Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview – A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph airs April 6 ahead of Renner’s new Disney+ series release Renervations.
As of now, a snippet of the 911 call made before Renner was rushed to hospital was released ahead of the special’s release.
“Someone got run over by a Snowcat. Hurry up,” a voice said on the call. “He was crushed. There’s a lot of blood here.
“He’s in bad shape,” the person says as Renner lets out a loud moan in the background. “Keep breathing, man. Keep fighting.
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“Hang on bro,” the person adds as Renner is heard a second time moaning in pain.
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Renner was collected throughout the interview as he and Sawyer discussed his injuries, but he cried briefly when Sawyer said, “I heard you had, in sign language, told your family :” I’m sorry “.”
Renner shook his head yes but couldn’t say more and turned his face away from the camera.
“I chose to survive. It’s not going to kill me, no way,” he says later in the teaser. “I lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experience, but I was refueled and filled with love and titanium.”
“When you look in the mirror, do you see a new face?” Sawyer asked.
“No, I see a lucky man,” he replied.
Renner has kept his fans updated on his physical recovery on social media, where he recently posted a video of himself walking on an anti-gravity treadmill for the first time.
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