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Jeremy Renner Opens Up About Snowplow Accident In Emotional Interview With Diane Sawyer

The Marvel star told Sawyer 'I chose to survive' in his first interview since the near-fatal accident on New Year's Day.

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Next week, the world will hear Jeremy Renner recount the near-fatal horror he faced on New Year's Day when he was pulled under his 14,330 pound snowplow.

The two time Oscar nominee and Marvel star opened up to Diane Sawyer for his first interview since the accident in an hourlong special titled Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview - A Story of Terror, Survival and Triumph.

Renner, who was trying to divert the Sno-Cat that was sliding down a hill and heading for his nephew, suffered injuries including more than 30 broken bones. But he told Sawyer he'd "do it again."

In a released trailer for the special, Renner told Sawyer he remembered all of the pain:

"I was awake for every moment."

The Mayor of Kingstown star also told Sawyer:

"I'd do it again."
"Because it was going right at my nephew."

Renner's nephew also recalled the moment he found his uncle.

"I just perfectly see him in a pool of blood from his head."
"I ran up to him. I didn't think he was alive."

Sawyer's special will also include 911 recordings, in which Renner could be heard moaning in the background.

As Sawyer read the lengthy list of Renner's injuries, he confirmed:

"Eight ribs broken in 14 places, right knee, right ankle broken, left tibia broken, the left ankle broken, right clavicle broken, right shoulder broken, face eye socket, the jaw, the mandible broken, lung collapsed, pierced from the rib bone—your liver... which sounds terrifying."

You can watch the trailer for the special below.

Viewers of the trailer deemed Renner a true superhero who endured so much yet continued to fight.

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In the trailer, Renner said:

"I chose to survive. You're not going to kill me."
"No way."

The full interview airs April 6 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC and will stream on Hulu the following day.

In addition to starring The Mayor of Kingstown, Renner also has the limited series Hawkeye and Rennervations streaming on Disney+.

While the first two feature Renner's award-winning acting, the third features the star as himself.

According to the description for Rennervations, in the series:

"Jeremy Renner teams up with expert builders to acquire large, decommissioned government vehicles and re-imagine them as 'mind-blowing creations' that serve kids in communities worldwide."

You can watch the trailer here:

In addition to acting, Renner is also a musician and singer.

Is there anything this man can't do?