Kevin Hart Says He's ‘Blessed To Be Alive’ After Near-fatal Car Crash [WATCH]
Nov. 04, 2019
*Comedian Kevin Hart was spotted Saturday getting behind the wheel of his vintage ride — just weeks after surviving a car accident that left him with a major back injury for which he had to have surgery on.
“I’m doing good, man,” Hart said, Page Six reports. “I’m feeling great. I’m blessed to be alive, brother.”
Hart appeared to be walking well and in good spirits, but he noted that his healing process is just that… a process.
“It’s a process, gonna take some time,” Hart said. “Right now, [I’m] relaxing, enjoying the family and recovering. That’s all that matters right now.”
We previously reported… Kevin underwent back surgery and therapy following the accident early morning on Sept. 1. According to a TMZ report, Hart was not driving the Plymouth Barracuda, a classic car he purchased to celebrate his 40th birthday back in July, when it smashed through wooden fencing along the winding and accident-prone Mulholland Highway. Crash scene video shows the car deep in a gully about 10 feet off the road.
OTHER NEWS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: Famous African American Mathematicians You Should Know About
Hart reportedly fractured his spine in three places after his friend Jared Black wrecked the “Night School” actor’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda in September. Jared’s fiancée, Rebecca Broxterman, was in the backseat, but made it out with minor pain/injuries.
TMZ reported that Hart is not planning to sue Black, but Black and Broxterman are allegedly gearing up to sue the funnyman for negligence, claiming the classic muscle lacked critical safety features such as airbags and safety harnesses, so says a TMZ .
Hart was hospitalized for about 10 days before going to a live-in rehab facility to complete physical therapy.He recently posted a video detailing the accident.
He also gave an update to fans about his recovery process, and how his life has changed, saying in an IG video post:
“Basically, what you realize is that you’re’ not in control. No matter how much you think you’re’ in control, you’re not in control and at the end of the day it can all be over,” Hart says in the clip . “When God talks, you gotta listen. I swear life is funny. Because some of the craziest things that happen to you end up being the thing that you needed most. In this case, I honestly feel like God basically told me to sit down.”