Jeremy Renner gets specific on gruesome near-fatal accident

Jeremy Renner’s eyeball had popped out, his legs were twisted, and he had 38 broken bones.

None of that mattered.

“I had to exhale with all my might so I (could) suck air back in,” the 53-year-old “Avengers” star told “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” “Didn’t know I had a popped lung and all this other stuff going on. But I just had to breathe. If I didn’t breathe then I would have been gone, right?”

Renner was “run over” on Jan. 1, 2023, by an “extremely large piece of snow-removal equipment” weighing “at least 14,3330 pounds” that left him in the intensive-care unit at the hospital.

He recently talked about the ordeal with Fallon.

The “Hawkeye” star was clearing snow and towing a truck with the snowplow. The machine was headed to toward his nephew after things got out of hand, so he attempted to jump back on it, which led to his injuries.

Renner was explained what he was thinking at the time.

“It’s like, you see your eye with your other eye because my eyeball was out. So, you have weird things that go through your head like, ‘Well, I guess that’s real, but like I’ll worry about that later,’ ” he said.

“And I look at my legs. They were all twisted up, and I’ll worry about that later because I’ve got to worry about breathing first, right?”

Mark Heim is a reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim. He can be heard on “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5 FM in Mobile or on the free Sound of Mobile App from 6 to 9 a.m. daily.

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