Kevin Hart is still in a tremendous amount of intense pain after going through surgery on his back. According to TMZ, the comedian and actor underwent surgery for 3 spinal fractures and is keeping the pain at bay because he is heavily medicated most of the time.
TMZ reports that the operation involved fusing the fractures, two of which are in the thoracic section of the spine and the other in the lumbar, but thankfully the procedure was a success, and he is expected to make a full recovery. Such fractures can often lead to difficulties walking and at worse, partial paralysis of the arms or legs.
Kevin was in the car with his friends Jared Black and Rebecca Broxterman at the time of the accident. Jared was reportedly driving when Kevin’s Plymouth Barracuda veered off the highway in Malibu Hills, California, and ended up in a gully about 10 feet off the road.
A 911 call following the accident was recently released that stated Kevin, who was riding shotgun, needed to be removed from the vehicle through the driver’s side window. Reports also state that Jared was pinned in the driver’s seat when officials arrived. He and his fiancee, Rebecca, were reportedly removed after firefighters sawed off the roof of the car. Jared’s condition is still unclear.
The ‘Ride Along’ star is likely to spend months undergoing physical rehabilitation, so his busy work schedule is likely to be impacted by his long road to recovery.
Kevin’s wife, Eniko, recently reassured fans that her husband will be “fine.” She said, ”He’s great. He’s going to be just fine.”
Investigators are still trying to figure out why the accident occurred as TMZ reports that they were told there was no wild night out on the town at a bar or restaurant.