Kevin Hart’s wife says he is “going to be fine” after suffering back injuries in car accident

The driver lost control of the comedian’s car

Kevin Hart‘s wife has said he is “going to be just fine” after a car crash left him with a major back injury.

The comedian was hospitalised with back injuries after being involved in a car accident in Calabasas, California early on Sunday (September 1).

Hart was in his car with 31-year-old Rebecca Broxterman and the pair were well enough to reach his home nearby for medical attention.

However, the comedian and driver Jared Black, 28, both suffered major injuries and were later taken to hospital.

Mr Black was not under the influence of alcohol. The car – Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, which he bought in July as a 40th birthday present to himself – went off the road and down an embankment.

Speaking after visiting her husband in hospital, Hart’s wife Eniko remained positive and reassured waiting reporters as she left, but gave no further details.

Just the day before, Hart had posted an Instagram post, professing how happy he was to be home for the Labour Day long weekend.

Celebrities like Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews and Minnesota Timberwolves basketball player Karl-Anthony Towns have taken to social media with their well-wishes for Hart.

Forbes recently named Hart as the world’s top-earning stand-up comedian for the second time. He recently appeared in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and is due to appear in Jumanji: The Next Level.