Photo credit:  THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1979 — Pictured: (l-r) Actor Jeremy Renner during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 — (Photo by: Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images)

Jeremy Renner opened up about his near-death experience and how he has changed since the traumatic accident. Renner said to Fallon when asked if talking about this incident was triggering, “No, I think it’s pretty cathartic. I think it’s quite healing.” He continued,

“There’s wonderful lessons in that, right? I mean, I can go on and on about what happened for the 45 minutes of being on the ice, but the real learning lessons from it – there’s so many great gifts of being tested to your limits, right?” He added, “Your physical limits, your spiritual limits, emotional limits. I won’t have a bad day for the rest of my life. It’s impossible. There’s that gift.”

Renner continued, “But also the idea of learning how to not panic and how to focus. In order to walk, you have to put one foot down and then another foot in front of it. And then you’re walking. Just like breathing… I just had to breathe. If I didn’t breathe then I would have been gone. Forget the eyeball and all the titanium and the broken bones. It doesn’t matter, right? So to think of it step by step, I think, is a really great reminder of what we all should be looking at in life.”