Jeremy Renner has shared a video showing his first run on an anti-gravity treadmill, just months after he was nearly killed by a snowplow.
Marvel actor posted a short clip of him running on the machine in his living room, with the motivational caption: “First attempt at very light running with weightlifting for fractured tibia.
“Pain is progress for me.”
Wearing a red T-shirt and gray cap, the 52-year-old Oscar nominee can be seen running at a moderate pace while chatting to a friend who’s filming.
He said: “It’s a new activity I’m not used to. Walking and jogging [use] very different muscle groups…”
The actor even joked – “thank goodness for the titanium” – referring to the metal plates and screws used to rebuild his body after his severe injuries.
The Hollywood star spent two weeks in intensive care after breaking more than 30 bones in a near-fatal accident with a snowplow on New Year’s Day.
He was reportedly using his PistenBully snow blower to help move his grandson’s stuck car out of its driveway near Reno, Nevada.
But when the six-ton plow began sliding down a hill, Renner leapt out of his cab before being hauled under the vehicle.
He suffered injuries to his “torso, face, extremities and head,” according to the local Washoe County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities said the vehicle may have experienced mechanical problems.
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Renner came home from the hospital to continue his recovery last month and has been fine share updates of his progress on social media.
A log of a 911 emergency call described the actor as “completely crushed” by the car, as the right side of his chest collapsed and his upper torso was crushed.
Last month his four-episode construction show, Rennervations, premiered on Disney+, and earlier this week he shared a photo of himself, starting work on a new project in his “Rennervations Garage,” potentially signaling that the docu-series has been renewed for a second season.