Jeremy Renner Posts ‘Kingstown’ Set Photo as He Returns to Acting After Snow Plow Accident: ‘Nervous Today. Hope This Works Out’

Jeremy Renner Posts ‘Kingstown’ Set Photo as He Returns to Acting After Snow Plow Accident: ‘Nervous Today. Hope This Works Out’

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As promised, Jeremy Renner is kicking off 2024 by returning to acting. The Oscar nominee took to Instagram to post a selfie from his first day on the set of “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3, which notably marks his high-profile return to acting following his near-fatal snow plow accident last year.

“Day one on set,” Renner’s caption reads. “Nervous today. Hope this works out that I can ACTUALLY pull this off for our production and more importantly the fans.”

Renner was hospitalized for blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries on Jan. 1, 2023, after his Sno-Cat, a large snow plow that weighs at least 14,330 pounds, ran him over. He spent the majority of 2023 in physical therapy. Renner joined hosts Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper on CNN’s New Year’s Eve special to confirm he was returning to acting at the start of 2024 via “Mayor of Kingstown.”

“We have a lot to celebrate this year,” Renner said. “I’m so blessed that I had so many things to live for. I have a giant family, a 10-year-old daughter. I would have disappointed and messed up a lot of people’s lives if I passed. There’s a lot for me to fight for. Recovery is a one-way road in my mind. I still work hard every day.”

When asked specifically about going back to work on the third season of “Kingstown,” Renner responded: “It’s been a wonderfully busy year. I think I’m ready, and I think I’m strong enough. I literally go back in a week.”

“Mayor of Kingstown” hails from “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan and streams exclusively on Paramount+. Renner stars as Mike McLusky, who is forced to take over his family business after the death of his older brother. The McLusky family runs the eponymous town as mediators between the street gangs, prisoners and cops. The show’s second season started airing just a few weeks after Renner’s hospitalization, so he was not able to do press for it. The show was renewed for Season 3 last September.

Back in November, the “Hawkeye” actor revealed he tried “every type” of therapy in the aftermath of the accident, including “countless hours of physical therapy, peptide injections, IV drips and pushes, stem cell and exosomes, red light / IR therapy, hyperbaric chamber 2.0 atmospheres, cold plunge and the list goes on and on.”

“But my greatest therapy has been my mind and the will to be here and push to recover and be better,” Renner added. “Be exceptional… I feel it’s my duty to do so. Not to squander my life being spared, but to give back to my family, friends and all of you whom have empowered me to endure. I thank you all.”

See Renner’s latest Instagram post below.


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