Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart made his first appearance since the near-fatal accident at the 45th E! People Choice Awards, which aired Sunday night.
Hart was greeted with a standing ovation from his peers as he took the stage to accept the trophy for Comedy Act of 2019.
“First and foremost, thank God because I definitely don’t have to be here,” Hart said. “Being that I am, it makes me appreciate life more. It makes me appreciate the things that really matter. I want to thank my wife and my kids. They really stepped up for me.”
Kevin went on to express his appreciation for his fans and their support through his recovery.
“You have no idea the effect that you have on us as entertainers,” he said. “I truly want to thank you guys for being there for me in this difficult time.”
Hart also thanked the People’s Choice Awards for the honor.