Kevin Hart undergoes surgery after suffering 'major back injuries' in car crash, wife says he will be 'just fine'
The 40-year-old comedian was injured after his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda went off the highway and rolled down an embankment recently.
Actor-comedian Kevin Hart underwent successful surgery after he was taken to the hospital following a late-night car crash that left him with "major back injuries."
MEAWW had previously reported that the comedian had been a passenger on a blue 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that went off Mulholland Highway in Malibu, crashed through wooden fencing, and rolled down an embankment around 12:45 am on September 1.
A report from the California Highway Patrol stated that the car had gone out of control as it turned from a canyon road onto the highway.
The accident left Hart and Jared Black, who was at the wheel, injured. A third passenger, Black's fiancé Rebecca Broxterman, was relatively unharmed but did complain of pain.
TMZ reported that Black was pinned in the crushed vehicle and had to be airlifted to UCLA Medical Center after he was pulled from the wreckage by firefighters. The CHP said he was "determined not to be under the influence of alcohol."
Hart, on the other hand, managed to walk away from the accident with the assistance of a bodyguard and made his way back home before he was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
He subsequently went under the knife, with a source revealing that doctors completed a "successful back surgery" on the 40-year-old. Another source said the comedian was expected to remain in the hospital for at least a few days while he recovers.
The next day, Eniko Hart, his wife, assured TMZ that he was "going to be just fine." Hart he had gifted himself the Barracuda, which he named 'Menace,' for his 40th birthday in July and showed off the vintage car on Instagram shortly after buying it. "I added some more muscle to the family for my 40th... welcome home "Menace" #MuscleCarLover", he wrote.
After the crash, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, one of his good friends, shared a message expressing his love for his 'Jumanji' co-star.
The actor posted a picture from their upcoming 'Jumanji' sequel and wrote, "Stop messing with my emotions brother @kevinhart4real. We have a lot more laughing to do together. Love you man. Stay strong."
He wasn't the only one to show support for the comedian either. "Get well soon, brother," Terry Crews tweeted, with 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston similarly writing on Instagram, "I've just heard that @kevinhart4real was injured today in a car accident in Los Angeles. Let's all send him positive energy and healing thoughts. He's a good human. Get well soon, brother. B."