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On Tuesday night, Jeremy Renner walked his first red carpet since his near-fatal snow plow accident.
The “Avengers” actor was present at the premiere of “Rennervations,” a new Disney+ reality series about used vehicle refurbishment for underprivileged communities around the world. The event was held at the Westwood Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles.
Using a cane, Renner arrived on the carpet around 6 p.m., posing next to his family for photos. After walking a bit, the actor took a motorized motorcycle to help him through press interviews.
Renner says he’s determined to keep the Rennervations premiere on track, even while he’s recovering from his injuries.
“I was really adamant that they not push this thing while there was momentum with the brass at Disney, with us, timing it in all of our lives. It just felt right,” Renner said. diverse. “I seem like I’m feeling bad right now, but I promise you, this show is what gets me better and makes me want to get better every single day. I set a goal to walk this carpet. And here I am enjoying it. Otherwise, he would have gone into the abyss without a date and lost momentum.” And the excitement and I would have been very, very, very disappointed. I’m really excited now that we’re here.”
Renner suffered life-threatening injuries when he was run over by a 14,330-pound Sno-Cat on New Year’s Day after he tried to jump back into the car to stop it from hitting his nephew.
Romilda De Luca, executive producer of “Rennervations,” said she visited the hospital to see Renner after the accident.
“When I saw him, it was even harder,” said Di Luca. diverse at the premiere. “I knew he would be fine there.”
Disney CEO Bob Iger also appeared during the premiere to support Renner. They chatted for a few minutes before taking pictures on the blue carpet.
“I just happen to be the puppet that stands on the dang track a bit, just to see if my nephew is there,” Renner said earlier this month during his first post-accident interview, speaking with Diane Sawyer for ABC News. “You don’t have to be out of the car while it’s running. It’s like driving the car with one foot out of the car…but that’s the way it was. And it’s my fault, and I’ve paid for it.”
Renner’s neighbors called 911 before trying to keep the actor alive as they waited 21 minutes for paramedics to trek through the snowy conditions. Sawyer said during the ABC News special that Renner told her he would like to be able to walk his first red carpet after his accident and his recovery.
Just this past Friday, Renner posted a photo of himself and his family on Instagram visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia, California. The image shows Renner leaning against a pole while wielding a cane. A motorized scooter is seen on the side.
Renner also appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on monday. He received a standing ovation when he walked onto the stage with the help of a cane. He even did a little dance before sitting down with Kimmel.
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