“I have been exploring EVERY type of therapy since Jan 14th,” Renner shared in an Instagram post Monday alongside a selfie of himself in a mask as he undergoes what appears to be red-light therapy.
Every day, the 52-year-old has undergone “countless hours of physical therapy, peptide injections, iv drips and pushes, stem cell and exosomes, red light / IR therapy, hyperbaric chamber 2.0 atmospheres, cold plunge, and the list goes on and on,” he wrote in the caption.
But “my greatest therapy has been my mind and the will to be here and push to recover and be better…. Be exceptional… I feel it’s my duty to do so,” he added. “Not to squander my life being spared, but to give back to my family, friends, and all of you whom have empowered me to endure. I thank you all. #loveandtitanium.”
Renner has been active amid his recovery this year, making appearances at events such as the Los Angeles premiere for his Disney+ series “Rennervations” in April and an Arizona fan convention in June.
“This show set the milestone for me to get better, to make sure that all of our hard work wasn’t for nothing,” Renner told USA TODAY at the “Rennervations” premiere. “There was no alternative. So for me, it was easy. There was somewhere to go, somewhere to point and I had a lot of love.”
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The “Hawkeye” actor revealed details of the accident in an April interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer. What was meant to be a fun day of skiing with his family devolved into several broken bones and a weeks-long hospitalization.
Renner suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries in the snow plow accident near his home in Nevada after attempting to help his nephew with a car issue. The Marvel star tried to pull his nephew’s car from being stuck in the snow by using his PistenBully snowcat. Renner craned his body out of the large vehicle to check on his nephew, without setting the parking brake, and with a missed step, fell under the tracks of the moving vehicle.
“You should be inside the vehicle when you’re operating it. It’s kinda like driving car with your foot outside the car,” Renner said. “It’s my mistake and I paid for it.”
The accident resulted in more than 30 broken bones and a collapsed lung among other injuries. “It felt like someone took the wind out of you,” Renner said. “I could see my eye with my other eye. I just remember seeing stars and a tar line in my other eye.”
After neighbors called 911, paramedics and firemen rushed to the scene and got Renner into an ambulance. “I remember being intubated, I got handcuffed in restraints,” Renner said.
He was unable to speak while intubated but communicated to his family through sign language, signing “I’m sorry” to his family and later he drafted a note on his phone once he was able.
“I’m writing down notes in my phone, last words to my family,” Renner recalled in tears. “Don’t let me live on tubes or on machines and if my existence (is) going to be on drugs or painkillers, just let me go now.”
Renner said he refuses for the accident to be a trauma and negative experience.
“I shift the narrative of being victimized, of making a mistake or anything else. I refuse to be haunted by that memory that way,” he said.
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Contributing: Elise Brisco, USA TODAY