Jeremy Renner manages to reminisce positive memories with his family while recovering from a traumatic snowplow accident on New Year’s Day.
The Avengers actor took to Instagram on Friday at part photos and videos of himself with loved ones at Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia, California. Footage posted to his Instagram stories of the trip shows him using a motorized scooter to make his way through the sprawling park.
“Good Friday, magic made on the mountain with some of my amazing family!” Renner wrote in the caption for a group photo that showed the star leaning against a railing and holding a cane. The scooter was parked nearby.
The footage of him navigating the park on the scooter includes his written message: “Leading the way best I can.”
Among those who shared support in the comments was Demi Lovato, who posted multiple hand-raised emojis.
Renner’s posts follow his interview with Diane Sawyer titled Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview – a story of terror, survival and triumph, which aired Thursday on ABC. The sit-down marked his first on-camera interview about the New Year’s Day snowplow accident that led to him being pulled under a PistenBully snowcat and sustaining more than 30 broken bones.
Speaking to Sawyer, Renner revealed that he did not expect to survive the incident and that the recovery involved doctors rebuilding his eye socket with metal plates, in addition to adding metal to his ribcage and titanium rods to his leg. A report from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office stated that the accident occurred when Renner was trying to save his cousin from being run over by the vehicle after it began sliding in the snow.
“Don’t make me live on tubes on a machine,” Renner reminded Sawyer of what he told his family after the accident. “If my existence depends on drugs and painkillers, let me go now.”