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Comedian Kevin Hart in excruciating pain but already walking after breaking back in car crash


In this file photo, Kevin Hart poses at the premiere of the film, "Night School", Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The road to rehab is long, but comedian Kevin Hart is already walking it – albeit slowly and gingerly, in excruciating pain.

The 40-year-old performer is slowly bouncing back from a car crash last week in which he suffered “severe back injuries.” Sources say his spine broke in three places when the car his friend was driving swerved off the road and rolled down an embankment in Calabasas, Calif.


Hart’s wife, Eniko Hart, told TMZ last Monday that her husband was going to be “just fine.” She has not commented publicly about the accident other than that.

The comedian’s friend and frequent costar Tiffany Haddish gave Entertainment Tonight a brief report over the weekend.

“He's OK. He’s doing fine,” Haddish told ET on Friday. “As far as I know, from the last I heard, he’s fine. He’s already walking. He’s good.”

That’s some comeback after emergency surgery that involved fusing two fractures in the thoracic section of his spine, plus one in the lumbar.

Hart’s friend Jared Black, 28, was driving the comedian’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda on Labor Day weekend when it veered off Mulholand Highway near Cold Canyon Road, last Sunday at 12:45 a.m., rolled down an embankment and landed in a ditch, according to police reports. Black was also injured, while Black’s fiancée, Rebecca Broxterman, 31, complained of pain but did not require hospitalization.

Authorities said alcohol did not appear to be involved in the crash of the classic car, but speed may have been a factor.