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Jeremy Renner formed bromance with Robert Downey Jr. amid hospital stint

Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. had 'really great chats' on FaceTime credit:Bang Showbiz
Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. had 'really great chats' on FaceTime credit:Bang Showbiz

Jeremy Renner quipped that he felt like he was "dating" co-star Robert Downey Jr. as the pair FaceTimed all the time during his stint in the ICU.

The 53-year-old actor suffered serious injuries after being run over by his own snowplough at his Nevada home in January 2023.

The Marvel star spent more than two weeks in hospital after breaking more than 30 bones in the horrific accident, and during that time, he formed a bromance with the 58-year-old Oscar winner.

Jeremy told PEOPLE magazine: “We ended up having really great chats on FaceTime, like we were dating or something."

The 'Oppenheimer' star joked with the 'Hawkeye' star that if he still has his looks "that's all that matters".

Jeremy recalled: “He's like, ‘Dude, the most important thing is you look good. I don't care how you feel, as long as you look good that's all that matters."

Robert and his wife, Susan, are huge fans of his show 'Mayor Of Kingstown' and he said they needed him to get better to return to complete the story.

He said: "He's like, 'You've got to get back to do Mayor, because we need to see what happens.' His ways are very heartwarming."

Jeremy previously shared how he needs to prioritise "health and wellness" for the rest of his life.

The Hollywood star said: "(I'm doing) probably 90 per cent of all the things I needed to be doing... I think another six months will be hopefully running (more)... I got to set goals for myself. I'll do whatever I can... whatever it takes to get better, to get stronger.

"It's a one-way street, this recovery. The rest of my life is about health and wellness. Recovery will be part of the rest of my life, so I look forward to it, man. There's always something to do to get better, be stronger, be happier, be healthier, and that's what I look forward to."

Jeremy recently explained that the incident altered his view on the cycle of life and has left him "kind of excited" about dying.

Speaking on SiriusXM's 'This Life of Mine with James Corden', he said: "I was never afraid, mind you, of death prior. Now, I'm really not afraid of it. Now, I'm double downing. Yes, certainly not afraid of it.

"Now, I'm kind of excited for it. To be honest, it's what life really is.

"This rock that we're spinning on and this body and this language that we're speaking and all these feelings and emotions and conflict is all... meaningless in the scheme of things."