Jeremy Renner Reflects on Near-Fatal Accident: 'Feeling Fortunate'

Actor Jeremy Renner celebrates a pivotal recovery milestone.

by Nouman Rasool
Jeremy Renner Reflects on Near-Fatal Accident: 'Feeling Fortunate'
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Celebrated actor Jeremy Renner, known for his gripping performances and dynamic roles, recently commemorated a significant milestone – the one-year anniversary of his release from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) following a harrowing snowplough accident that nearly claimed his life on January 1, 2023.

The 53-year-old star took to Instagram to share his reflections and gratitude, offering a message that resonated with his fans and followers worldwide. In his poignant post, Renner expressed deep appreciation for the support and kindness he received during his challenging journey to recovery.

"I was reminded that love, goodwill, hard work, and a legion of good humans are getting me through every day… thank you, bless you… And as always, I hold my promise to be better, be stronger, and grow to surpass potential… Bless you all," he wrote, accompanying his words with a photo of himself in gym attire, smiling and carrying a tote bag and water bottle.

The same image appeared on his Instagram Story, where he labeled himself a "lucky man," attributing the realization of this milestone to a friend's reminder. The outpouring of support for Renner extended beyond his fan base, with notable figures like Indian actor Anil Kapoor expressing admiration.

Kapoor's tweet, "looking great you have inspired the world, Jeremy," highlighted Renner's influential role as an inspiration to many.

Renner's Resilient Recovery

Renner's recovery has been marked by over 30 broken bones and multiple surgeries, a testament to his resilience and determination.

His journey has been characterized by an overwhelming sense of gratitude, a theme that was vividly present in his first public appearance post-accident. Attending the red carpet premiere of his Disney+ series "Rennervations" in April, he shared with People magazine, "I'm overflowing with gratitude and excitement unlike [anything] I've felt in a very, very long time, you know? Because it's not a movie that I'm promoting.

It's not a show, it's my life, man, this is what I do." The presence of his daughter Ava Berlin Renner at the event further underscored the personal significance of this moment in Renner's life. Renner's resilience and positive outlook in the face of adversity have not only inspired his fans but also highlighted the actor's multifaceted life beyond the screen.

His journey, marked by courage and an unwavering spirit, serves as a powerful narrative of human strength and the capacity to overcome life's most daunting challenges.

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