While Kevin Hart is “going to be just fine,” as his wife, Eniko Parrish, recently said, the Philly native will require a lengthy physical therapy program to recover from a car crash in Los Angeles early on Sunday morning.
Hart’s physical rehabilitation will last for weeks, TMZ reports, and comes following what doctors said was a successful back surgery on Sunday night. The comic actor will also reportedly have a substantial schedule of follow-up appointments with doctors. A source told the publication that he should be released from the hospital by the end of this week.
Hart reportedly suffered a serious back injury just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning after his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, in which the comic actor was a passenger, careened off the road and rolled into an embankment on Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles. Hart reportedly left the scene to get help and was later taken to a nearby hospital.
Driver Jared Black, 28, was also injured in the crash, and received an airlift to UCLA Medical Center as a result of the incident, according to Deadline. Alcohol was reportedly not at play in the crash, though TMZ indicates that police are considering excessive speed as a factor.
A third passenger, Rebecca Broxterman, 31, was reportedly not seriously injured in the wreck.
As Hart wrote on Instagram back in July, the vehicle, which was totaled in the crash, was a 40th birthday gift to himself, and was named “Menace."
After news of the crash spread earlier this week, friends and co-stars of Hart’s reached out with well-wishes on social media.
“Let’s all send him positive energy and healing thoughts,” actor Bryan Cranston, who stars alongside Hart in the Philly-filmed movie The Upside, wrote on social media. “He’s a good human. Get well soon, brother.”