Jeremy Renner Explains How He Broke Both His Arms While Filming ‘Tag’
Earlier this week, Jon Hamm revealed that Jeremy Renner broke both his arms while filming the action comedy Tag during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. Now, Renner's explaining exactly how in the hell that happened.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the action star recalled doing a stunt for the movie that required standing on 20-30 chairs stacked 20 feet high. During filming, the stack collapsed and he fell to the ground. But being the badass that he is, Renner didn't even realize he was hurt at first, so he got up and did the stunt again.
“Then I realized, I think something’s wrong, so I went to the hospital, and they said it was broken, so I got them wrapped up and then I went back to work and did everything I could do to continue on as we did,” he said.
In another badass move, he went straight back to work after getting his arms wrapped and didn't take pain meds so he could tell when he was pushing himself too hard.
“The first week was a little rough just because of the swelling, but the swelling went down after the first week. I would take the splints off as often as I could so I didn’t stay in this sort of like arm bent position, stiffened, so I was working through therapy and all sorts of stuff throughout the whole picture but I just limited what I could do with my hand.”
As fate would have it, the only scene that actually needed CGI was the scene where the accident occurred.
“I went back to shoot that day, I didn’t take anything out of the cast and they had to put like a clean sleeve over my arm, because I didn’t want to take it off right after I just broke it, I needed it to set, I wanted the bone to set, so I think they had to CGI my arm or something in just that one scene, but the rest of it, you know, it all went on okay,” he said.