After his tragic snowplough accident on New Year’s Day, Jeremy Renner felt so close to passing away that he made sure to say goodbye to his family while in the hospital.
The “Hawkeye” actor revealed that he was “taking down notes in my phone” after the accident, referring to them as his “final words to my family,” in a new preview clip for his interview with Diane Sawyer that was posted on Wednesday.
The mishap, which happened when Renner, 52, tried to prevent his nephew from being struck by a snowcat the actor was driving close to his Nevada home, cost him three months to recover from.
The interview’s extensive injuries, including Renner’s collapsed lung and eight broken ribs, were detailed in a second trailer.
Among the injuries were a perforated liver, a damaged eye socket, eight broken ribs in 14 places, and a collapsed lung.
The “Mayor of Kingstown” actor released a video to his verified social media accounts towards the end of last month that revealed the physical therapy he has been through as part of his rehab on an anti-gravity treadmill.
Renner captioned the video, “Now is the time for my body to rest and heal from my will.”
The Oscar-nominated actor continues to actively promote his next projects, such as his upcoming Disney+ series “Rennervations,” despite the accident and his subsequent rehabilitation.