Four months after his horrific Nevada snowplow accident, Jeremy Renner walked the red carpet in Los Angeles on Tuesday night for the premiere of his new Disney+ show Runners’ nerves.
Renner, who was joined at the event by co-host Rory Millikin, showrunner Patrick Costello, executive producer Romilda de Luca and build crew member Roxy Molohon, walked the carpet with a cane in hand and posed for photos along with his family.
“From the personal challenges — physical, emotional, health, all that — it goes hand in hand with the show because the show is also very, very, very personal to me, it’s my life,” Renner shared. The Hollywood Reporter on the carpet. “There is no character, there is no script. These are just cameras examining what I do for a living in my life.
“The show became a wonderful milestone for me to strive for for my physical health, for me to be here to share the story, to share this journey, and it was an honor to do that,” he continued . Renner also spoke about his future in acting after the accident and confirmed that he plans to return to the screen.
“I never leave anything I love to do, I will always be busy with things I love to do,” he said. “I’ll be a little bit more focused on the things that really have value and are important to me, and a lot of times people and fans like that a lot, and I have to appreciate my amazing fans, because they end up loving the things I do, also with this.”
During the premiere, Renner received a standing ovation as he used a scooter and rode through the theater to the stage for a panel discussion that took place after a screening of the first episode of the docuseries. He was joined by his production team on the panel, moderated by Jimmy Kimmel, after appearing as a guest on the host’s late night show on Monday.
In the four-part Disney+ series, the actor and his team of expert builders reimagine and rebuild discarded vehicles into innovative creations that serve communities around the world. Renner also brings some of his famous friends on board Runners’ nerves projects including Anthony Mackie, Vanessa Hudgens, Anil Kapoor and Sebastián Yatra.
On January 1, the Avengers star was involved in a serious snowplow accident while trying to save his nephew, which resulted in the breaking of more than 30 bones, his eye popping out of its socket, and a punctured liver. The actor’s injuries were so severe that he was convinced he would die.
In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Renner admitted that he briefly thought about end-of-life decisions. “Don’t make me live on tubes on a machine,” he said of a conversation with his family. “If my existence depends on drugs and painkillers, let me go now.”