Kevin Hart is 'already walking' but still in excruciating pain after horror car crash, says Tiffany Haddish
Kevin Hart is said to be walking again after undergoing surgery following the horrific late-night crash he was involved in on September 1 that left him with "major back injuries." MEAWW previously reported that the comedian had been a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that went off Mulholland Highway in Malibu, crashed through wooden fencing, and rolled down an embankment.
The crash left Hart and the driver, his good friend Jared Black, suffering from "major back injuries," with a third passenger, Black's fiancé Rebecca Broxterman, walking away relatively unharmed but complaining of pain. Hart, 40, underwent a "successful back surgery" the next day and is expected to remain in the hospital as he recovers. At the time, his wife Eniko Hart said that the comedian was "going to be just fine."
Speaking to ET at Harper's Bazaar ICONS event at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on September 6, Tiffany Haddish, one of Hart's close friends, repeated Eniko's message and even revealed that the 40-year-old was walking already.
"He's OK. He's doing fine. As far as I know, from the last I heard, he's fine," she said, adding, "He's already walking. He's good." TMZ confirmed that Hart was indeed taking his first steps but that he was "walking slowly and gingerly at this point." They reported that Hart would be starting physical therapy this weekend and that he was maintaining a "relatively positive mood" despite being in "excruciating pain" as he healed.
Hart is said to have fractured his spine in three places because of the accident and that he has been "heavily sedated" since he went under the knife. "Kevin's spinal injuries are very serious, he sustained several fractures and had no choice but to have surgery as soon as possible," a source told ET. "Since the surgery, he has been heavily sedated. The physicians are doing everything they can to keep him out of pain."
"The family isn't ready to talk about it and want privacy at the moment," the source continued. "They also don’t want people to worry, so [his wife] Eniko has put on a strong face and is saying he is doing well, but it’s very serious. He has suffered a great deal and has a long road ahead."
"He has a long road of recovery ahead but is doing well and [Hart] hopes he will be released from the hospital soon," another source added.