On 1st September, Kevin Hart was one of two passengers in a car being driven by his friend, Jared Black, that overturned, fell down an embankment, and gave him serious back injuries and landing him in hospital.

Countless celebrities expressed their concern, wishing the actor a full recovery, including on-screen partner and real-life friend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Say what you want about the films they make together, the duo’s bromance is beautiful to behold.


It’s reported that Kevin’s recovery process will be long and arduous, and now The Rock has appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show – in place of Hart – to provide an update on his condition.

What has The Rock said about Kevin Hart?

The Rock told Kelly: “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.

“That’s real love…We spoke to the paediatrician and he said he’s doing very well.”

Even in the face of adversity they’re able to make a joke out of the situation. That’s why we love them.


Hart and Johnson co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards and co-starred in the films Central Intelligence and Jumanji. Johnson actually left his honeymoon to check in on his friend following the accident and take care of him.

Dwayne took to Twitter:

“When my son @KevinHart4real goes down with an injury, his big daddy steps in. I did leave my honeymoon early (Lauren approved cos she LOVES Kelly) and now me and Kelly are new best friends. Tune in this Monday! We had the best time!”

He was also quick to post a supportive message to Instagram after hearing the news. “Stop messing with my emotions brother @kevinhart4real,” Johnson wrote. “We have a lot more laughing to do together. Love you man. Stay strong”

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Stop messing with my emotions brother @kevinhart4real. We have a lot more laughing to do together. Love you man. Stay strong 🙏🏾

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What happened in Kevin Hart’s crash?

According to police, Hart was a passenger in the front seat when the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda he was riding in went off the road, crashing from Cold Canyon Road onto Mulholland Highway.

It’s expected that Hart will require weeks of physical therapy to recover from the ‘major back injuries’ he sustained in the car crash.


Hart’s wife, Eniko Hart, offered an update on Hart’s condition after his surgery. “He’s great,” Eniko revealed. “Yep. Going to be just fine. He’s good. Everybody’s good.”

At the time of the accident, the vehicle was being driven by Jared Black, who reportedly suffered serious injuries, while Black’s fiance, Rebecca Broxterman, became pinned in the backseat of the car following the accident.

All are expected to make a full recovery – thank goodness it wasn’t more serious.

Let’s hope Kevin gets back into action sooner rather than later.

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