Marvel’s Jeremy Renner tears up as he recalls snowplough accident

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Jeremy Renner tears up in snowplough interviewTheo Wargo - Getty Images

Marvel Cinematic Universe actor Jeremy Renner is opening up about his horrifying snowplough accident in a new TV interview.

The Hawkeye star sat down with ABC News's Diane Sawyer for an interview special titled Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview – A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph, set to air next week (Thursday, April 6).

In a trailer for the special, Renner speaks about how he feels no regret over jumping in the way of the snowplough to save his nephew and how he would do it again in a heartbeat. However, he begins to tear up when Sawyer mentions how Renner told his family he was "sorry" in sign language whilst in hospital.

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Elsewhere in the trailer, when asked what he sees when he looks in the mirror now, Renner states that he sees "a lucky man". The Hawkeye star also says that he's "lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experience, but I've been refuelled and refilled with love and titanium".

However, Renner did note that, at the time, he wondered how badly the damage he suffered would affect his body and mind.

The trailer also featured audio from the 911 call made to the emergency services. It also teases footage from Renner's physical therapy sessions.

The interview airs shortly before the premiere of Rennervations, the actor's Disney+ documentary series. The show sees Renner and a team of experts join forces to take decommissioned government vehicles and give them new life, serving communities who need them the most.

Rennervations drops on Disney+ on April 12. Before then, ABC's Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview – A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph will air on April 6.

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