Kevin Hart Shares Video from His Recovery After Car Accident: ‘My World Was Forever Changed’
“Don’t take today for granted because tomorrow is not promised.”
Hart’s video also showed intimate family moments spent with wife Eniko Parrish as well as daughter Heaven, 14, and sons Hendrix, 11, and Kenzo Kash, 23 months.
The Night School actor went on to express gratitude for the people in his life.
“I’m thankful for my family, and my friends,” he said. “I’m thankful for the people that simply ride with me and have been with me because you stood by me. My fans, I’m thankful for all of your love and support.”
“More importantly, I’m thankful for God,” Hart continued. “I’m thankful for life. I’m thankful for simply still being here.”
At the end of the clip, doctors told Hart that it will take him a year before he makes a full recovery — and he appeared to have the patience to get there.
“Whatever it is, I’m not disrespecting the time. I’m not in a rush,” he stressed, adding that he was on, “the road to being a bigger and better version of me.”
“I’m looking forward to an amazing 2020,” Hart concluded.
On Sept. 1, Hart was a passenger in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the driver — friend and producer Jared Black — lost control and crashed through wooden fencing just before 1 a.m. local time on Mulholland Highway in Malibu.
Black’s fiancée, Rebecca Broxterman, was also in the car according to E! News, but was unharmed. The outlet also reported that Hart left the scene and headed to his nearby home to get medical help, but was later treated for his injuries at a local hospital.
Earlier this month, Hart broke his silence on the crash and released a statement through his attorney, mentioning Black and Broxterman.
“I have nothing but love for Jared and wish him and Rebecca a speedy recovery,” Hart said in the statement to PEOPLE.
According to the actor’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, Hart will not fully return back to work until early 2020.
“While he’s doing a little work here and there for the film, he doesn’t expect to be fully back to work until the new year,” Brettler said.
Hart bought himself the Barracuda in July as a 40th birthday present, and showed it off on Instagram shortly after making the big purchase, noting he’d nicknamed it “Menace.”
Meanwhile, many of Hart’s famous pals including Terry Crews, Bryan Cranston, and Jumanji costar Dwayne Johnson, have expressed their support for the actor.
“Everything is good,” Johnson said on The Kelly Clarkson Show, teasing, “Thank God he was strapped in tight to his car seat. We spoke to his pediatrician and he’s doing very well!”
“l love the guy. He’s one of my best friends,” Johnson added. “Thank God, it could’ve been a lot worse. He’s a lucky man.”
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