Kevin Hart was released from the hospital on Wednesday, September 11, and is reportedly headed to a live-in rehab facility for extensive physical therapy. The comedian has spent the last 10 days in the hospital after sustaining serious injuries when his car veered off a cliff on Sunday, September 1.
Kevin, 40, and two other people crashed off the side of the Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles into a ditch in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda around 1 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Kevin's security team extracted him from the vehicle and took him to his Calabasas home before calling 911. An unidentified woman who placed the 911 call could be heard telling the dispatcher on the recording that Kevin "was not coherent at all" and "couldn't move."
Doctors at the hospital determined that the Night School star suffered three spinal fractures that required immediate surgery. Although his injuries were severe, doctors reportedly expect him to make a full recovery from the accident. He was placed on heavy medication to deal with post-surgery pain.
In the aftermath of the ordeal, his wife Eniko Parrish and his celebrity friends have provided updates on his progress. "He's great. He's going to be just fine," Eniko told photographers while exiting the hospital one day after the crash.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson also weighed in on his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle costar's recovery when he filled in for him on The Kelly Clarkson Show on September 9. "Everything is good, I spoke with Kevin, I actually refer to him as my son. 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," Dwayne, 47, joked.
The action star continued, "He's doing very well. He's bummed he couldn't be here, as you know. But look, I love the guy. He's one of my best friends. And honestly, thank God. It could've been a lot worse."
Kevin reportedly is begging his inner circle to "downplay" his injuries so that his various upcoming projects and commitments aren't jeopardized. "It’s going to take him many months to recover. It’s going to be extremely long and grueling. Everyone is focused on his recovery," a source told Us Weekly.