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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart was in a major car accident earlier this month when the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda he was riding in went off the road. Fortunately, Kevin Hart survived the crash, although he suffered serious back injuries that required surgery. Now, with no movies on his plate, Kevin Hart is in therapy and ‘grateful’ to be alive.
According to TMZ, Kevin Hart is feeling “shocked” recovering following the crash and quite “grateful” to be alive. He has apparently seen the photos of the completely destroyed car he emerged from and can’t believe that anyone survived. So the actor is thankful to be alive and feels that he has “a new perspective on life” following such an ordeal that could have easily been much, much worse.
Kevin Hart is a prolific actor and comedian who is always busy with some new project. So although he always has stuff lined up, there was apparently nothing on his plate work-wise in the immediate future, which will allow him time to take a break and focus on his recovery. Because while his career is obviously important, it is secondary to his health, and he’s reportedly not worried about his accident impacting his career in any way.
The actor has allegedly been in a lot of pain, which is completely understandable, but thankfully, he is apparently expected to pretty much make a full recovery. It’ll just take some time and with no movies on his plate right now, he has that time.
Following the car accident and subsequent surgery, Kevin Hart spent 10 days in the hospital before beginning his physical rehabilitation in an inpatient facility. He is home now and has a long road of rehab ahead of him, working with a physical therapist to help him heal and rebound. Fortunately he’s already in good shape and that gym rat work ethic should be an asset in his recovery journey.
Although far from the primary concern, we had heard that Kevin Hart had a movie potentially in limbo following his accident. He has finished work on Jumanji: The Next Level and Fatherhood, but his film My Own Worst Enemy from director Tim Story was said to be in pre-production.
Kevin Hart will be in physical rehab for several months, but the fact that he has nothing immediate on his plate may indicate that My Own Worst Enemy will not be setback by his accident, although we’ll have to wait and see for sure. Maybe The Rock can just fill in for him wherever needed, like he did when he left his honeymoon early to appear on Kelly Clarkson’s talk show.
After suffering serious injuries and what seemed like a near brush with death, it’s great to hear that Kevin Hart is in good spirits and feeling positive and hopefully he'll get back to doing what he does best sooner rather than later.