Kevin Hart is “going to be just fine” following a weekend crash that put the comic actor and Philadelphia native in the hospital with a major injury to his back, his wife, Eniko Hart, has said.
“He’s good,” Eniko told TMZ on Monday outside a Los Angeles-area hospital, where Hart had recently undergone back surgery in connection with the crash. She did not offer other details about Hart’s condition.
Hart, 40, was injured early Sunday morning, when his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, in which the Jumanji star was a passenger, rolled down an embankment on LA’s Mulholland Highway. According to reports, the driver, Hart’s friend Jared Black was also seriously injured after losing control of the vehicle. Black’s fiancée, Rebecca Broxterman, was in the vehicle, but was not seriously injured in the crash.
The vehicle, as Hart wrote on Instagram earlier this summer, was known as “Menace,” and was a gift to himself for his 40th birthday.
After news of Hart’s injury spread via the media, celebrity friends and co-stars reached out to the Philly native, wishing him a speedy recovery.
“Stop messing with my emotions brother,” Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “We have a lot more laughing to do together. Love you man. Stay strong.”
“Let’s all send him positive energy and healing thoughts” Hart’s The Upside co-star, Bryan Cranston, wrote online. “He’s a good human. Get well soon, brother.”
Many other celebrities reached out with supportive messages for Hart, who recently was named Forbes’ highest-paid comedian for 2019 with a grand total of $59 million earned between June 2018 and June 2019. Read some of the well-wishes below: