Jeremy Renner more 'sensitive' after snowplough accident

Jeremy Renner's near-fatal accident last year has made him less "callous" and more "sensitive".



Jeremy Renner is more sensitive now
Jeremy Renner is more sensitive now

Jeremy Renner's snowplough accident has made him more "sensitive".

The 53-year-old actor spent two weeks in hospital with critical injuries, breaking more than 30 bones in the near-fatal incident near his Nevada home last January, and though he's never been a "bitter" person, he admitted his brush with death has made him a lot less "callous".

He reflected to People magazine: “I certainly got a lot of callousness squashed out of me by that machine.

“I’ve never been bitter, but always maybe a little more callous, a little bit more tough. And I just think those calluses are just scraped off me at this point. Literally, I feel pretty open and wonderfully sensitive and youthful.

"I’ve been blessed.”

The 'Hawkeye' actor credits his loved ones, including 10-year-old daughter Ava, for driving his recovery by giving him something "to live for".

He said: “Everything kind of just went right. Obviously I had a lot of tenacity, I had a lot of support, a lot of reason to recover. That is really special. There’s a lot of people that don’t have as much, [don’t have] those things to live for.

Renner continues, “It wasn’t about me getting better. It was about healing them. That’s how I got out of my own way…

"Geez, the love and support I got from people, man. I just didn’t realize that many people [cared] about me that much. Maybe 'Hawkeye', they did. [But] just me as a person, it’s a different thing, you know what I mean?”

Jeremy stars in his new Super Bowl advert for Silk with his daughter - who he has with ex-wife Sonni Pacheco - and he admitted getting back to work has given him a "beacon of hope".

He said: “[Silk is] all about wellness, and I’ve gotten pretty into that because it’s forced upon me as a part of a lifestyle, which is great. I’ve become so healthy now.

“It’s a beacon of hope for me and for my daughter as well, and this is a new part of our journey together in recovery and in life.

“Getting back into life in a different way, out of a hospital bed, out of the house, being social, just doing normal things. It represents a lot to me, and I’m very thankful to be here to do this."

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