Early this month, comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, was involved in a major road traffic accident and had 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 reported that Hart and his friend, Jared Black, have both suffered "major back injuries."
Hart was scheduled to make an appearance on the premiere episode of Kelly Clarkson's new talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, this week, but, due to his injuries, he understandably won't be attending. But, pal, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has cut his honeymoon short to step in for Hart while he recovers from the ordeal.
And he had an update on his friend's condition. Keep scrolling to see what he said...
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, now, devastating news has come 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 dreaded day, 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 have been emerging...
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 has been 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 have been sending 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 has taken 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 are praying 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
Hart was scheduled to make an appearance on the premiere episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show this week.
via: InstagramFollowing the crash, Hart underwent surgery and is said to be "doing fine." But, understandably, he is unable to attend due to his ordeal.
Pal, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, came to the rescue.
via: Getty ImagesThe pair starred together in the hit movie, Jumanji.
Johnson decided to cut his honeymoon short to support Hart.
via: InstagramThe actor, who recently tied the knot with wife, Lauren Hashian, was on his honeymoon when Hart's tragic crash occurred, but, after hearing about his injuries, cut it short to support his friend.
Johnson stepped in for Hart on the talk show.
via: Getty ImagesComing to the rescue, the star flew to Los Angeles from his honeymoon in Kauai to attend the show in place of Hart.
During the interview, he spoke about the ordeal.
via: YouTubeIt seems as if the surgery went well, as Johnson was all smiles throughout the show. He even went as far as poking a little bit of fun at Kevin by referring to him as "his son." He said: "Everything is good, I spoke with Kevin, I actually refer to him as my son."
He also had an update on Hart's health.
via: YouTube"I connected with him today and you know what? These things happen in life and thankfully he was strapped in nicely to his car seat. That's real love..." Everyone laughed at The Rock's jokes about his best friend.
"We spoke the pediatrician and he said he’s doing very well."
via: YouTubeInitially, hearing that the injuries were "major" sparked rumors about Hart's spine as well as his recovery time but, now that The Rock has said that he's recovering well, we can now be at ease. We hope he makes a full recovery very soon.