In the early hours of September 1st, comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, was involved in a major road traffic accident and sustained "serious injuries" as a result.
Hart was accompanied in the vehicle by 2 other people and managed to escape the written-off car, which had been rolled over onto its back, to find help. Though it is a miracle that no one died in the horrific accident, it has been continuously reported that Hart and his friend, Jared Black, both suffered "major back injuries."
Hart underwent major back surgery following the crash, and the actor reportedly has a gruelling road to recovery ahead of him.
However, news has just come in now that Kevin has finally been released from the hospital, nearly 2 weeks after the accident. Keep reading to hear the full story, and to find out the update on Kevin's recovery.
Kevin Hart is one of our country's most beloved actors.
via: GettyThough his career in stand-up comedy got off to a rocky start, Kevin has gradually become one of Hollywood's most recognizable stars.
He has starred in a variety of blockbusters.
via: IMDBAnd has become globally known and loved for his unique and comedic acting style.
But, 2 weeks ago, devastating news came in about the star.
via: GettyIn the early hours of September 1st, reports of a major car accident in Malibu started flooding in.
The crash happened in Hart's vintage 1970 Plymouth Barracuda...
Though on that fateful night, Hart wasn't actually driving his car.reports, the vehicle was been driven by Hart's friend, Jared Black, twenty-eight, in the West Valley.
Hart was in the passenger seat of his vehicle.
Jared Black lost control of the vehicle.
This is when the vehicle skidded off the road.
Skid marks on Mulholland where Kevin Hart’s car went thru fence/down ravine. He & driver injured/hospitalized. Othe… https://t.co/V2rToVKo1g— Greg Mills (@Greg Mills)1567372914.0
Pictures of the scene emerged shortly after the crash...
This is where @KevinHart4real’s car went off the road into a ditch in Calabasas. The comedian turned actor was not… https://t.co/3HTgWR1oQl— Carlos Saucedo (@Carlos Saucedo)1567399017.0
But the damage to Hart's car was devastating and quite simply shocking.
BUZZ BITES: @KevinHart4real Car Crash! Police have confirmed Kevin was not driving at the time of the accident. The… https://t.co/GP7yvUFnV0— BUZZ (@BUZZ)1567366700.0
The passengers were left trapped in the smashed-up vehicle.
via: GettyAnd Hart was the first to emerge from the vehicle in the search for medical attention and help. He was then picked up by a member of his security team before being taken to the hospital.
However, Jared Black was found pinned to his seat.
via: TwitterAnd the fire department had to saw off the roof to get him out. He was then reportedly airlifted to UCLA Westwood hospital.
Luckily, his fiance escaped with minor injuries.
Though Hart and Black haven't been so lucky.
The influence of drugs or alcohol was immediately ruled out.
.@CHPWestValley officials confirm actor/comedian @KevinHart4real was seriously injured after a friend, who was driv… https://t.co/VCMMEwQVh8— Cooper Rummell (@Cooper Rummell)1567369580.0
People from all over the world sent their condolences.
Get well soon, brother 🙏🏾❤️ Kevin Hart Hospitalized After Serious Car Accident | Hollywood Reporter https://t.co/aLtKyjQQUi— terry crews (@terry crews)1567373873.0
And his huge fan base took to Twitter to send him their well-wishes.
Kevin Hart has really suffered so much. I’m hoping he recovers from this disastrous car accident. He’s a human bein… https://t.co/zxlwdmFaY0— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1567374167.0
His fans prayed for him to make a full recovery.
Sending out some prayers to my guy @KevinHart4real who was seriously injured in a car accident this morning. I hope… https://t.co/JxKY1JdUP3— Taylor Vonfeldt (@Taylor Vonfeldt)1567364465.0
His fate has been uncertain.
@KevinHart4real I hope You are healing. Sorry to read you were in an accident. I hope it's not bad & You just have… https://t.co/L6tFstIBEE— Sheryl E. Linsley (@Sheryl E. Linsley)1567363484.0
And the extent of his injuries have been kept tightly under wraps.
via: GettyIt has been revealed that Hart underwent major spinal surgery on September 1st, just hours after the crash. He has reportedly fractured his spine in 3 different places.
The surgery attempted to fix the fractures.
via: GettySources told TMZ that the surgery involved fusing 2 fractures in his upper back and 1 in his lower.
And Kevin was reportedly in a lot of pain.
via: GettyAlthough the surgery was a success, Kevin was going through hell. The source told TMZ that he had to be heavily medicated because the pain was just too intense.
These types of fractures have been known to have life-changing effects.
via: GettyLumbar fractures can often result in at least difficulties walking, and, at worst... partial paralysis of the arms or legs.
However, Kevin's doctors believe that he could still make a full recovery.
via: GettyLuckily for Kevin, his doctors reportedly expect him to recover, but it's going to be a long and grueling journey and he faces months of rehabilitation to get himself back onto his feet.
And, now, Kevin has finally been discharged.
via: GettyNearly 2 weeks after the accident, Kevin has reportedly been released from the hospital, a source from TMZ reports. However, he hasn't been able to go straight home, and is instead at a live-in rehab facility doing intense physical therapy to recover from his surgery.
But Kevin is reportedly grateful to be out of the hospital.
via: GettySources with direct knowledge told TMZ that Kevin is "glad" to get out of the L.A. hospital that he's called home for the past 10 days. He has a positive attitude, saying, "I'm grateful to be alive." He's at rehab right now, and the goal, we're told, is to get him home "as soon as possible," where he can start outpatient care.Get well soon, Kevin!