“He’s in the advanced stage [of recovery], for sure,” Dr. Karena Wu told Us Weekly. “So, the advanced stage, you’re back to normal function and … his spine can tolerate the weight and the impact force. So he’s fully loading the spine so that he can get back to sport-specific function or anything job-related for work.”
Although Dr. Wu does not treat the 40-year-old comedian, she said based on his injuries and recent footage, he will likely need “18 months to two years” of therapy to be “100 percent normal” again. Even though he has a long road ahead, Dr. Wu noted that he is likely feeling better. “Depending on what’s going on in there, if they’ve gotten the pressure off of the nerves, he’s probably in low-grade pain, not severe pain because if he’s doing sports drills like that, he’s probably not in a tremendous amount of pain.”
Kevin recently uploaded a video on social media discussing his recovery and what he learned from the accident. In the footage, we see him participating in a variety of exercises while wearing medical equipment. Dr. Wu explained that the comedian was wearing an unloading brace, which is used to take the pressure off the spinal column.
The actor landed himself in the hospital after his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda lost control and spiraled out into a ditch. Kevin was rushed to the emergency room where he underwent back surgery. He completed therapy at an in-patient rehab for almost two weeks.
“Basically, you realize is that you are not in control,” he said in the video statement. “No matter how much you think you are in control, you are not in control. At the end of the day it can all be over, man.”
He noted that after his accident he has a new outlook on life and is appreciative for what he has. “I swear life is funny because some of the craziest things that happen to you end up being the things you needed most. In this case, I honestly feel like God basically told me to sit down.” We are happy to hear that the funnyman is on the mend!