Evangeline Lilly revealed her Hurt Locker co-star Jeremy Renner is making significant progress after he was critically injured in a freak snowplow accident last month.
Lilly said the Mayor of Kingstown star “has recovered like a mo-fo.” She recently visited him at home. “I walked in his house and got chicken skin, ’cause I was like: ‘Why are you mobile? Why are you mobile? What’s happening?’ I expected to sit at his bedside and hold his hand while he moaned and groaned in pain and wasn’t able to move,” she told Access.
“He was wheeling himself around, laughing with his friends. It’s a miracle, a straight-up miracle,” the Ant-Man and The Wasp actress said. “He’s made of something really tough, that guy. You’ve always been able to see that in him. He is recovering incredibly and it’s beautiful — I’m so grateful.”
As we previously reported, Renner was hospitalized after “experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow” in Lake Tahoe. He suffered “extensive” injuries, breaking over 30 bones. It was later revealed Renner was attempting to stop a snowplow from sliding and hitting his nephew before it ran over his leg.
“He had a near-death experience that was highly traumatic — and he was awake for the whole thing,” Lilly said of her friend. “It really has stuck with me. It’s been days and I’m still having moments where some of the stuff he told me that he experienced and retelling me the story of what went on and things he could hear and things he could see.”
“He’s got a journey to go through now,” she added. “That’s what nightmares are made out of, and he lived through it and he’s on the other side now.” After losing a significant amount of blood, Renner underwent multiple surgeries and received round-the-clock care from medics.
Last month, Renner announced that he was home from the hospital and recovering. He wrote in an Instagram caption: “Morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular new years …. Spawned from tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused into uniting actionable love. I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness for my family and I …. Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30 plus broken bones will mend , grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens . Love and blessings to you all.”