Kevin Hart Breaks The Silence On His Life-Changing Car Accident & Road To Recovery

Over Labor Day weekend (September 1), comedian and actor Kevin Hart was involved in a car accident that very nearly cost him his life. The 40-year-old Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native’s custom 1970 Plymouth Barracuda left the famous Mulholland Highway near Calabasas, California. It was reported that Hart was a passenger in his vehicle while an associate, Jared Black, was behind the wheel at the time of the accident. Black’s fiancée was a second passenger. All parties were hospitalized.

Now, nearly two months later, Kevin Hart breaks his silence (apart from press releases) in a social media video. “Basically, what you realize is that you’re not in control,” Hart says in the video, which features news footage following the crash. “No matter how much you think you’re in control, you’re not in control. At the end of the day, it can all be over. When God talks, you gotta listen. I swear life is funny. Because some of the craziest things that happen to you end up being the things that you needed the most.”

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The video shows the wreckage, as well as Hart’s recovery, including his physical therapy, his scar tissue, and treatment. As the video advances, viewers see Hart’s progress with mobility. He is shown at home and in the gym, surrounded by family and loved ones.


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The superstar continues, “And in this case, I honestly feel like God basically told me to sit down. When you’re moving too fast and doing too much, sometimes you can’t see the things that you’re meant to see. But after my accident, I see things differently; I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof.” He thanks his family, friends, and supporters. “I’m thankful for simply still being here,” he says.

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In one part, a doctor tells Hart that recovery will take one year. The actor ends his clip, looking forward to 2020.