Jeremy Renner is marking 10 months of recovery since his New Year’s Day snowplow accident in January.
The actor expressed being “brought to tears of joy, hopefulness, and gratitude” for all the support he received during his recuperation.
The Hawkeye actor took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of him skipping and running up and down a driveway at an incline. He wrote in the caption, “(sic) Today marks the day of 10 months of recovery… First attempt at any of this activities (especially at steep grades) brought tears of joy, hopefulness, and gratitude for all your support, along with that of my family and friends. I keep pushing for many reasons, but you are my fuel.”
Recovering from the incident where he was run over by a 14,300-pound snowcat at his Reno, Nevada, home, Jeremy Renner has reached a significant milestone after spending the year relearning how to walk.
The actor had attempted to prevent the machine from hitting his nephew, resulting in him being pulled underneath the PistenBully and sustaining 30 broken bones.
Following the incident, he was airlifted to a hospital and underwent surgery for “blunt chest trauma and orthopaedic injuries.” Renner has been sharing video updates on his recovery journey and revealed in April, during an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, that he had undergone procedures to rebuild his rib cage with metal, place metal plates in his face to support his eye socket, and insert titanium rods in one of his legs.
Earlier this month, Renner said that while he has been “exploring EVERY type of therapy” to help with his recovery, his “greatest therapy has been my mind and the will to be here and push to recover and be better… Be exceptional.”
He added at the time, “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 who have empowered me to endure. I thank you all.”