UPDATE: Sunday, September 2, 11:01 a.m. PT — We now know a bit more about the extent of the injuries facing Kevin Hart after his early Sunday morning car accident in Malibu.
Per The Blast, the comedian is currently still hospitalized in Los Angeles, and doctors are trying to determine whether he will need back surgery to repair his injuries. It’s unclear exactly what’s wrong with the comedian after the major car crash, though according to the report, doctors are “optimistic” he will make a full recovery. Still, there is a possibility he could yet go under the knife for medical repairs of injuries sustained in the early Sunday morning accident.
Insiders in the know report that it “is not a spinal cord injury,” and Kevin is “able to walk and move his extremities.” That’s a huge relief, obviously. And yet still, the possibility of surgery remains very real as doctors determine whether an operation would best help stabilize everything that’s wrong with his back.
We’ll see about all that, and report back to you as soon as we know more updates. Hoping and praying for a full recovery for everybody involved in the accident!
Kevin Hart‘s Labor Day Weekend was cut short by a very scary turn of events — and judging from the scary pictures of the aftermath, he’s lucky to be alive right now.
Early on Sunday morning, the comedian was riding in his beloved 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle suddenly, veered off the road, and ran it into a ditch below. The car was completely destroyed, though thankfully it appears the passengers and driver all survived.
According to TMZ, the car apparently crashed late Saturday night/early Sunday morning off Mulholland Highway in Malibu. Hart friend Jared Black was reportedly driving the car while the comedian was a passenger, along with a woman named Rebecca Broxterman. The car veered off into a ditch, crashed through a wooden fence, and landed with the roof crushed upon impact. For a while, Broxterman and Black were trapped inside the vehicle.
As for Hart, according to the California Highway Patrol, the comedian apparently left the scene of the accident and was picked up by one of his security guards and brought to his nearby home for medical attention. He was also later further treated at a hospital, too. Per the Highway Patrol, while Broxterman was luckily uninjured, both the Ride Along star and Black “sustained major back injuries.”