Jeremy Renner recently took to Instagram to announce his music career is set to resume with a new collection of songs directly inspired by his near fatal snow plow accident on Jan. 1 and the resulting recovery process. The Marvel actor and “Hurt Locker” Oscar nominee previously released the edgy rock track “Heaven Don’t Have a Name” in summer 2019, and his EP “The Medicine” dropped in March 2020. His new collection of music appears to have the title “Love and Titanium,” a reference to how he addressed his recovery in interviews.
“A collection of music we wrote about different milestones in my journey of recovery since Jan. 1 this year,” Renner wrote in an Instagram post that appears to show part of the album cover. “‘Love and Titanium’ has been painful, deeply healing, and ultimately cathartic for me to create. I hope I get the courage to share with you all.”
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The image of the album art was accompanied by the text “soon,” although no other release plans were included in Renner’s announcement.
Renner was hospitalized for blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries at the start of January after his Sno-Cat, a large snow plow that weighs at least 14,330 pounds, ran him over. The actor was trying to help his nephew out of the snow near his home in Lake Tahoe when the Sno-Cat crushed him. His injuries included eight ribs broken in 14 places, right knee and ankle broken, left leg tibia broken, left ankle broken, right clavicle broken, right shoulder broken and more.
“I chose to survive. That’s not gonna kill me, no way,” Renner told ABC News in March about the accident. “I’ve lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experience, but I’ve been refueled and refilled with love and titanium.”
Renner used social media in the subsequent months to keep fans updated on his recovery process and extensive physical therapy. By the April world premiere of his Disney+ series “Rennervations,” Renner was able to walk with the use of a cane down the red carpet.
“I was really adamant about them not pushing [the world premiere] while there was momentum with the brass at Disney, with us, with the timing of it in all of our lives. It just felt right,” Renner told Variety at the time. “I look a little beat up right now, but I promise you this show is what’s propelling me to get better and makes me want to get better every day. I set out a goal to be walking this carpet. And here I am enjoying it. Otherwise it would have gone to an abyss with no date and lost traction and excitement and I would have been very, very, very frustrated. I’m very excited right now because we’re here.”
Read Renner’s post announcing new music below.
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