On the road to recovery. Kevin Hart has reportedly been released from the Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles. The comedian previously sustained serious injuries after being involved in a scary car accident that took place in Malibu on September 1, but he’s since undergone back surgery for three spinal fractures.
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor, 40, still has a long healing process ahead following the crash. As we previously revealed, Kevin’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda lost control and veered off Mulholland Highway, before landing in a ditch 10 days ago. At the time, two other people were in the car — producer Jared Black (who was driving the vehicle) — as well as personal trainer Rebecca Broxterman.
On the bright side, Kevin was able to escape the vehicle safely, but he later had to receive medical attention. The driver, Jared, was also hospitalized with back injuries, while Rebecca luckily didn’t sustain any serious harm.
The comedian won’t be returning home quite yet because he is currently spending one to two weeks at an inpatient physical therapy facility, according to TMZ. Sources tell the site that Kevin is “glad” to be making progress and overall, just “grateful to be alive.” Now, they are reportedly hoping to get him back with his loved ones “as soon as possible” to begin outpatient care.
Just a few days ago, Kevin’s wife, Eniko Hart, gave an update about his health and well-being after the terrifying ordeal. She happily shared that her husband is “great” while paying him a visit at the hospital prior to his discharge. “He’s going to be just fine,” she revealed. “He’s good. Everybody’s good, thank God. That’s it. He’s fine. He’s awake.”
Kevin’s longtime friend and costar in several films, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, also showed support while making an appearance at the premiere of The Kelly Clarkson Show. “I love the guy, he is one of my best friends, and honestly, I mean, thank God, it could have been a lot worse, so he is a lucky man and he knows it too,” Dwayne said.
We’re relieved that he’s on the mend!
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