Jeremy Renner feels like he “can never be lazy" or "have a bad day" after cheating death in a snow plough accident.

The 53-year-old actor spent two weeks in hospital with critical injuries after he was crushed by his own Snowcat vehicle in January 2023, but he's gone on to make a full recovery and he now believes he has a duty to make the most of life after surviving such a horrific event.

He told 'Entertainment Tonight': "It's harrowing. I can't believe I'm sitting here right now. I'm very grateful. I'm very happy that I'm moving forward in life, and I'm happy to share this life with the amazing people who I love."

Jeremy went on to insist he'd glad to be an inspiration to others who have gone through similar accidents, and he wants to make sure he doesn't take his good fortune for granted.

He added: "I'm glad I can be a barometer for somebody. I'm glad I can inspire somebody. If all I have to do is just get better, I mean, I did that for my family.

"My healing let their healing begin, so I guess that happened for other people as well.

"I never expected that my voice or my healing would speak in volumes for so many people, but I'm glad it does, man.

"It makes me feel righteous. It makes me feel like I can never be lazy. I can never have a bad day. I'm pretty blessed. It's a great honour."

The actor recently got back to work filming his TV show 'Mayor of Kingstown' for the first time since the accident but admitted he's worried about taking a tumble and hurting himself when they are filming outdoors in the freezing cold in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He told PEOPLE: "I try to just do everything kind of step by step here. That's one foot in front of the other one. Then you're walking.

"I think I'm excited when I'm there and I get in a rhythm there. I'm excited about the character and, of course, all the people involved and all that in the storyline, but for me, I'm just tentative of confidence in work ... [But the show] is arduous .. [there are long days] in the freezing cold outside in Pittsburgh ... [I'm] scared of slipping and falling ... [as I lack] lower body strength."

Jeremy's first day back on set was in mid-January and the actor admitted he was "nervous" about getting back to his day job. In a post on Instagram, he wrote: "Day one on set … nervous today Hope this works out that I can ACTUALLY pull this off for our production and more importantly the fans @mayorofkingstown @paramountplus (sic)"