Kevin Hart was reportedly in a car accident over the Labor Day weekend, and some of the harrowing details of the reports have Hollywood expressing their support as he recovers from what were described as “major” back injuries.
Hart was in Boston last week filming a movie but was back in California for the holiday weekend. According to TMZ, Hart and two other people were in his blue 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, which crashed through a wooden fence off Mulholland Highway in Malibu Hills and went into a gully around 1 a.m. Sunday.
On Monday, Hart’s wife, Eniko Hart, told TMZ that “he’s going to be just fine.” But the scene the crash caused and details of the accident were a shock to many. TMZ reported on Sunday that the roof of his car — which was driven by friend Jared Black — was crushed. Black was taken to the hospital where he is also recovering, while another passenger — Black’s fiance and celebrity trainer Broxterman — was pinned in the backseat and required firefighters to remove her from the crash.
TMZ also published brief footage of emergency crews apparently working where the car when off the Malibu road.
According to Page Six, Hart walked away from the crash but was taken to the hospital with back injuries.
His “major” injuries are not spinal cord problems and the star is already “able to walk and move his extremities,” people associated with Hart claimed to the site.
While he may need surgery, doctors are “optimistic he will make a full recovery,” the outlet reported.
Doctors are apparently “optimistic” that Hart will make a full recovery, but the news shocked many in Hollywood, as friends and fellow actors expressed their support for Hart over the weekend.
Get well soon, brother 🙏🏾❤️
Kevin Hart Hospitalized After Serious Car Accident | Hollywood Reporter https://t.co/aLtKyjQQUi
— terry crews (@terrycrews) September 1, 2019