Academy Award-nominated actor Jeremy Renner is resuming his music career with a new album inspired by the accident that almost claimed his life.
Back in January, Renner was hospitalized after his at least 6,500-kilogram snow plow ran him over while he was trying to help his nephew. His severe injuries included eight ribs broken in 14 different places as well as damaged bones all over.
The name of his upcoming album Love and Titanium directly references how he publicly reacted to 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 told ABC News in March.
The multihyphenate described the unreleased work as a “collection of music we wrote about different milestones in my journey of recovery since Jan 1st this year.”
Tagged in his post were Grammy Award-winning musician Walter Afanasieff and Emmy-nominated music producer Jason Mater, among others.
“Love and Titanium has been painful, deeply healing, and ultimately cathartic for me to create,” Renner posted.
However, he hinted that the album might not necessarily become available publicly: “I hope I get the courage to share with you all.” He did post an image of the album with the accompanying text “Soon” with no further details.
Renner is known for his acting work in films like The Hurt Locker, The Town, and The Avengers.
His music career spans work as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer. He performed songs for film soundtracks including “Good Ole Rebel” for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, appeared in music videos like Pink’s “Trouble,” and was featured in Sam Feldt’s 2018 single “Heaven (Don’t Have A Name)”.