Kevin Hart is finally breaking his silence after the car crash in September that left him seriously injured.
The terrifying car crash occurred on September 1st, when Hart’s friend, Jared Black lost control while driving Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda in Malibu Hills, California. The car careened through wooden fencing off Mulholland Highway and down an embankment. Black’s fiancée, Rebecca Broxterman, was also in the vehicle.
It was determined that none of the three people in the car, including Hart, were wearing seat belts. The vehicle did not have safety harnesses.
Although it has been determined that the crash was caused by the driver, Black, operating the vehicle in a reckless fashion, Hart has said that he has “nothing but love” for his friend.
The comedian has released a statement through his attorney, Andrew Brettler, in which Hart says, “I have nothing but love for Jared and wish him and Rebecca a speedy recovery.”
The crash left Hart with serious back injuries, including 3 spinal fractures. He was hospitalized and underwent surgery, but was discharged 10 days later and moved to one of the area’s inpatient rehab centers to recover. Since then, he has been recovering and doing physical therapy at home.
Now, over a month after the crash, Hart is finally getting back to work, at least sort of.
This past week, the comedian shot some promotional material for his upcoming film Jumanji: The Next Level, which hits theaters on December 13th this year.
However, his attorney, Brettler, also revealed that Hart will not be fully back to work until at least early 2020, saying, “While he’s doing a little work here and there for the film, he doesn’t expect to be fully back to work until the new year.”
Hart is now able to walk on his own, but he still needs to sit throughout most of the day and is still working through physical therapy.
Other sources connected to Hart have said that despite not being anywhere near back to 100 percent yet, he “is committed to fulfilling his commitments as best he can.”
Hart is expected to make a full recovery from the incident.