Attempting a 40-yard dash against former NFL player Stevan Ridley, the actor said he is “44 and sitting my ass down”
Kevin Hart is using a wheelchair after a friendly foot race with a former NFL player went badly.
The comedian shared with his Instagram followers on Wednesday that a 40-yard dash against Stevan Ridley led to his injury.
“44 and sitting my ass down!!!!! I got to be the dumbest man alive!!!!! What the f— am I doing???? I blew my s—….I’m done. FML,” Hart wrote in the caption to his 178 million followers before launching into a clip explaining how he ended up temporarily unable to walk.
“I’m in a wheelchair. Why? Well, because I tried to jump out there and do some young stuff,” Hart said.
Hart explained how the accident occurred following a friendly competition with the former NFL running back, 34.
“This debate was based off who’s faster. Those that know me know, I’m pretty fast,” Hart said. “Stevan said, ‘Kevin, ain’t no way you’re gonna beat me.’ Stevan is an ex-NFL running back [who] played for the New England Patriots. Very good guy.”
Hart said the subsequent 40-yard dash resulted in him blowing “all my s—” and that he now “can’t walk,” albeit temporarily.
However, Hart believes the resulting injuries were entirely due to his advancing age.
“To all my men and women out there that are 40 years old and above. It’s not a game, respect that age,” Hart said in the clip, before continuing, “Respect that age, or that age will make you respect it. I was just forced to respect it. This is just a public service announcement because I know people may see me out. And I don’t want you to be alarmed, but I’m in a wheelchair.”
The father of four then held the camera up high to show viewers a fuller vision of the wheelchair, explaining that the injuries he is presently dealing with are a torn lower abdomen and tears to his hip abductors.
“I don’t know what that is but I tore them, I tore those, too. I can’t walk,” Hart said of his painful injuries, referring to the hip abductors, which support the pelvis and hip joint while controlling the pelvis.
Appearing to admonish himself, Hart then addressed the camera in a self-referencing tone.
“Tell you what you just lost, son. You just lost every opportunity of me going to racing you anytime soon. It’s over,” he said, adding, “What are we competing for at this age? What am I doing? Why did I even race? Stupidest s— ever, now I can’t walk.”
Following Hart’s revealing post, Ridley posted his own response on his Instagram Story, apologizing to the Fatherhood actor while also teasing him.
“I SAW @TOMBRADY DO IT AT YOUR AGE SO I FIGURED YOU HAD THE JOICE TOO BIG BRO!” Ridley wrote, referring to the former captain of his team the New England Patriots, Tom Brady. “MY BAD @KEVINHARTFOREAL! HEAL UP AND PEEKP MAKING US ALL LAUGH!”
Hart said he’s likely to spend weeks in the wheelchair, “You know I’m out, I got about six to eight.”
The comedian has certainly suffered worse accidents than this latest setback.
In September 2019, Hart was a passenger in his 970 Plymouth Barracuda when the driver, his friend Jared Black, lost control of the vehicle and crashed through wooden fencing on Mulholland Highway in Malibu.
The crash left Hart with a fractured spine in three places that required surgery and rehabilitation.
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