Jeremy Renner more 'sensitive' after snowplough accident

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

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Jeremy Renner is more sensitive now
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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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