Exactly one year after almost being crushed by a snowplow, the 52-year-old actor disclosed that his 10-year-old daughter, Ava, was the ‘main reason’ he survived.
The actor was at his property in Lake Tahoe when he was struck by a massive 14,000-pound snowplow.
The tragic accident resulted in more than 30 broken bones, a collapsed lung, and a liver injury from shattered ribs.
“As I got better, she got better, less afraid. There’s no better motivator for recovery than healing for your family and friends,” he added.
“Always grateful, thank you for the love and support throughout this entire year. I needed every prayer and kindness,” he conveyed to his 21.2 million followers.
“Hope you enjoy the video we created from the ‘Love and Titanium’ EP set to release on January 19,” he concluded.
The video shared from his YouTube channel is for a song in the EP titled “Wait,” showcasing snippets of him and his daughter engaging in various activities.
Renner initially announced the album through an Instagram post in October 2023, revealing the album cover artwork.
“A compilation of music we wrote about different milestones in my recovery journey since January 1st of this year,” Renner began.
“‘Love and Titanium’ has been painful, deeply healing, and ultimately cathartic for me to create. I hope I muster the courage to share it with all of you,” he concluded.
He also appeared on CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast, where he spoke openly to hosts Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper about his recovery.
“I am incredibly blessed to have so much to live for, brother. I have a large family, I have a 10-year-old daughter, [and] I would have disappointed and really disrupted many lives if I had passed away, so there’s a lot for me to recover for,” Renner replied.
“There’s a lot for me to fight for, and recovery was a one-way path in my mind. My recovery became relief for me, knowing I could provide relief for my family, my daughter, and everyone I truly impacted,” he expressed.
“With that, I never focused on my own physical complaints, my own pain, or my own suffering. I had so much to fight for, so the one-way road to recovery was my mental attitude, and that attitude was always towards getting better. There’s no other option. And I continue to work hard in every aspect, every day, and I’m grateful that I have a lot to fight for,” he added.