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Two months ago, Kevin Hart suffered major back injuries when his vintage 1970 Plymouth Barracuda veered into a gully 10 feet off the road while he was riding with his friend at the wheel. The actor and comedian has since been through surgery for a fractured spine and has been working to rehabilitate his body back to health. After taking a hiatus from social media since the incident, Hart has shared an emotional video about his accident and recovery. Take a look:
Fans will be pleased to see the actor smiling and getting better, following the major car accident. In a voiceover on the video, Kevin Hart shares his changed perspective since sustaining the injuries, as well as the positive mindset toward life the harrowing experience taught him. Hart called the night of the accident the moment when his "world was forever changed." He opened up about how the injury was a quiet blessing in his life because he needed to “sit down” and take a look at life from a new angle.
It’s true, the actor has been going seemingly non-stop for almost 20 years and become a massive star as a result. After a successful beginning with stand-ups and a series of supporting roles, Kevin Hart’s first big hit as a leading star was arguably Ride Along in 2014. Since then, he’s starred in multiple movies a year, along with being a frequent producer, husband and father of three children.
In the video, Kevin Hart takes some time to thank his family, friends and fans for their support. His friend and frequent co-star, Dwayne Johnson, commented “Beautifully said. Love u brotha. Onward” and Justin Timberlake said “Much love and respect, brother!!!” Johnson recently cut his honeymoon to make a television appearance on Kelly Clarkson’s show in Hart’s stead, ahead of Jumanji: The Next Level’s release in December.
Kevin Hart recently got the okay from his doctor to get back to work to do marketing materials for the Jumanji sequel and hopes to get back to acting in 2020. It looks like things are looking up for the actor from here! Luckily, when the accident occurred, he had already wrapped Jumanji months prior, and his other upcoming movie, Fatherhood, a few days earlier in Boston. His next project coming up his My Own Worst Enemy, which he is also producing and is currently in pre-production.
Coming fast is Jumanji: The Next Level, which will follow the nearly $1 billion global box office success of the 2017 predecessor. The movie starring Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Danny Devito, Awkwafina, Danny Glover and Nick Jonas will continue to story of teenagers stuck in a magical video game, but this time with higher stakes and more exotic locations to marvel at.
Jumanji: The Next Level is expected to open to a big $70 million or so when it hits theaters on December 13.