Jeremy Renner has said he was “fired out” of the first “scary” intensive care unit he stayed in after his snow excavator accident.
On January 1, the Marvel star was rushed to the hospital after being crushed by a large Snowcat tractor outside his home in Nevada. Renner tried to save his grandson from being hit by a 14,000-pound (6350kg) vehicle.
Renner suffered a chest injury and broke more than 30 bones in the accident. Other serious injuries included a collapsed lung and his liver being stabbed by a broken rib.
The 52-year-old was in two hospitals during his treatment, including the first week in the first ICU.
However, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel live on Monday (April 10), Renner explained that he had been “fired out” of his first ICU, which was in the process of “under construction”.
“They put you on a lot of drugs… [and] when I got there, they put me in the janitor’s locker, like it was a VIP thing,” Renner explained. “I don’t have a bathroom in there and I feel like the lights are flashing, everyone here is moaning like they’re dying in the ICU.
“This is like a haunted house and it’s called ICU, ‘I see you’ like this scary haunted house. I want to get out of here, I won’t get any better here.”
Renner added: “I’m going back to this hospital this week to apologize to each of those nurses.”
Elsewhere in the interview with Kimmel, Renner opened up about being visited by Marvel star Paul Rudd in the hospital.
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Explaining how Rudd “always makes me happy”, Renner shared a video that know nothing the star sent him right after the accident.
Filmed with a front-facing camera and with a fake Cameo logo on the front, Rudd pretends that Renner is a fan who has paid to receive an early good-bye message on the video app.
“Hey Jerry. I heard you’re a bit beat up. Apparently got into a fight with a snowman? Rudd said awkwardly in the video.
“Anyway, I just wanted to send this video, it really comes from the heart. I hope you feel better. It sounds like you – you’re obviously a pretty tough guy. Maybe one day I’ll meet you, isn’t that something?”