Kevin Hart is recovering from back surgery following a car crash in Los Angeles.
Doctors completed the operation on the 40-year-old comedian Sunday night after he suffered major back injuries in the accident. He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days while he recovers.
Hart had been a passenger in his electric blue 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, which he named Menace, when it swerved off Mulholland Highway in Malibu Hills, crashing through a wooden fence and falling into a gully. The roof of the car was crushed from the impact of the crash.
His friend 28-year-old Jared Black had been driving the car that Hart bought for himself as a birthday present in July. Hart and his wife’s personal trainer, Rebecca Broxterman, were also in the car. A seriously injured Black, who was pinned in the car after the crash, was flown to UCLA Medical Center for treatment.
Doctors said earlier that Hart’s injuries did not involve spinal cord problems — and they were hopeful he would make a full recovery.
By Damilola Faustino