Jeremy Renner is celebrating 10 months of recovery after his snowplow accident on New Year’s Day in January.
The Hawkeye The actor shared a video on Instagram on Tuesday of him skipping and running up and down a ramp up and down a ramp. He wrote in the caption: “Today is the day of 10 months of recovery…. First attempt at any of these activities (especially on steep slopes) and I had tears of joy, hope and gratitude for all your support, along with my family and friends…. I keep pushing for many reasons, but you are my fuel.
It’s a big milestone for Renner, who spent a year learning to walk again after being run over by a 14,300-pound snowcat at his home in Reno, Nevada. He previously said he was trying to prevent the machine from hitting his cousin when he was pulled under the PistenBully, leaving him with 30 broken bones.
The Mayor of Kingstown The actor was then airlifted to a hospital, where he underwent surgery for “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries.” After he was released, he continued to share video updates about his road to recovery in the following months.
He said in April ABC news’ Diane Sawyer said in an interview that he had his ribcage rebuilt with metal, along with metal plates in his face to support his eye socket and titanium rods in one of his legs.
Earlier this month, Renner said that while he has “explored EVERY type of therapy” to help with his recovery, his “biggest therapy has been my mind and the will to be here and push to recover and get better…. Be exceptional.”
He added at the time: ‘I feel it is my duty to do that. Not to waste my life being spared, but to give back to my family, friends and all of you who have given me the strength to persevere. I thank you all.”