Actor Back From Near-Death Accident

( – This actor best known for his role in the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe made a public appearance after a near-death experience.

Jeremy Renner made a heartwarming return to the spotlight at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards a year after his serious snow plow accident nearly cost him his life. The 53-year-old actor known for his role in the Marvel universe took the stage without any assistance receiving a warm welcome of applause and a standing ovation from the audience as reported by People magazine.

Renner expressed his gratitude towards the fans and the awards highlighting the significant journey he had over the past year. “The fans rock, I tell you what,” Renner said. “The People’s Choice Awards, gotta say, it feels good to be back. This year’s been a heck of a journey and I’m happy to be here with you, the fans.”

He continued to praise the audience “You guys are the best. You guys really brought this year. You broke records. You turned movies into movements. We heard you all loud and clear, we heard you.” Renner then proceeded to announce the nominees for “TV Performance of the Year” eventually awarding the honor to Billie Eilish for her role in “Swarm.”

Renner’s recovery has been a long and challenging process after his accident on January 1 2023 near his Nevada home where he was severely injured by a 14,300-pound snowcat. The accident resulted in Renner sustaining over 30 broken bones and undergoing extensive therapy throughout the year.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Renner shared the severity of his injuries and the initial doubts about his recovery. “Not one doctor, early on, said ‘You’re gonna pull through, you’re gonna be able to see again, you’re gonna be able to walk again, you’re gonna be able to breathe right, you’re gonna be able to talk,'” he revealed.

Despite the grim outlook Renner was motivated by the challenges. “I love that the doctor says ‘this guy’s not gonna walk again, or if he does, it’ll be in two years and he’s gonna walk funny,'” Renner said. “I love when people say this. Even my own physical therapist is like, ‘You know what, you’re never gonna be able to run under a five-second 40,’ I’m like, ‘F*** you, it’s going to happen, I’m gonna do it in six months, watch this.”

Renner’s determination and competitive spirit have been key factors in his recovery. “I love when somebody tells me that — it’s just gonna give me more energy to do it and do it even better,” he added. “I already challenge myself anyway, and that’s also part of my recovery, as a competitor.”