How Serious Was Kevin Hart’s Car Accident?

Comedian Kevin Hart has risen to the top of the entertainment business over the past couple of years. His standup comedy specials have attracted huge ratings and his live shows sell out within minutes. In addition, Hart has built a successful career in films, appearing in movies like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Night School, The Wedding Ringer, and The Upside.

However, it all came to a halt on September 1st, 2019 when Hart was involved in a serious car crash. Keep reading to learn about the accident, how long Hart’s recovery will take, and when fans can expect to see him back on the road.

How did Kevin Hart’s car accident happen?

Kevin Hart attends the Australian premiere of 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' during the Sydney Film Festival.
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Hart has a known fondness for fast cars and luxurious accessories. In August, he purchased a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda and wasted no time showing off the expensive vehicle on Instagram.

Unfortunately, Hart wouldn’t own the car for long before things would go terribly wrong. According to reports, on September 1st, Hart was a passenger in the car when producer Jared Black, who was driving Hart’s car, accelerated to a dangerous speed. As a result, Black lost control of the vehicle and the car tipped down an embankment and hit a tree. Black’s fiance, Rebecca Broxterman, was also a passenger in the vehicle.

Reportedly, no one in the car was wearing a seatbelt. Hart sustained major back injuries as a result of the crash, as did Black. Broxterman reportedly did not suffer any issues. Hart and Black were immediately transported to a hospital, but Hart did speak out shortly after the crash, saying that he has no ill will towards Black and sends him “nothing but love.”

Kevin Hart is currently in physical therapy

In the weeks since the devastating crash, Hart has stayed under the radar, working on his recovery. While fans knew that he was in physical therapy for his injuries, it wasn’t clear as to how they would affect him going forward.

However, in late October, Hart gave a revealing interview, posting a video to his Instagram that gave viewers an inside look at his recovery and rehabilitation.┬áThe video showed Hart getting up from his hospital bed, clearly in extreme pain, and some of the workouts that Hart has been focusing on in order to try and regain full mobility. Hart also said that he feels that crash happened for a reason and that it was God’s way of telling him to “sit down.”

He stated that if he has one message for fans after everything that happened, it is “don’t take today for granted.” He thanked everyone for their support, and overall, seems to be well on the way to a full recovery.

When will Kevin Hart return to work?

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Lots of celebrities reached out via social media following Hart’s accident, wishing the comedian all the best and offering their hopes for a speedy recovery. In addition to all the celebrity support that Hart has received, thousands of fans have left messages of kindness on his social media page. There’s no doubt that Hart has a lot of people in his corner, which no doubt gives him some additional motivation to keep going.

Hart is also planning to get back to work relatively soon. While sources say that Hart will return to work full-time in early 2020, he’s already started to get back into the swing of things, promoting his latest film, Jumanji: The Next Level. With a little luck, fans will get to see Kevin Hart back in full force in just a few weeks.