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.
— Greg Mills (@GregMillsTVNews) September 1, 2019
.@CHPWestValley officials confirm actor/comedian @KevinHart4real was seriously injured after a friend, who was driving Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, lost control of the car and rolled it down an embankment in Malibu Hills. @KNX1070 has obtained a copy of the CHP report. pic.twitter.com/3tbNU1pqKM
— Cooper Rummell (@CooperRummell) September 1, 2019
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.
Prayers up for @KevinHart4real ??
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) September 1, 2019
Get well soon, brother ??❤️
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— terry crews (@terrycrews) September 1, 2019
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.